Occam’s Razor suggests that the simplest explanation is usually best. As such, the simplest among competing theories of identity resides in the new paradigm of universal identity.
If you look for hate, you will find hate. If you seek beacons of hope, you will find ways to construct peaceful coexistence.
Universal identity is described here in a nutshell – despite the fact that conciseness is not common in identity studies
The creation of a modern ‘sense of self’ for Ireland is proposed. James Joyce is the ideal icon to represent this change.
Saint Patrick, Irish heritage and post-independence perspectives on ‘Irishness’ are linked. What is difficult to comprehend is how they relate to universal identity. This article explains the importance of separating identity from our “sense of self”. They are not the same thing.