Identity – Who am I?

According to philosophers and social scientists, it is difficult to determine “sameness” in the person

Who am I? Most of us ask the question at critical stages or during periods of major upheaval in our lives, as in puberty. Or when we are passed over for a promotion. Or after the loss of a job. The question always refers to the individual, even though the answer has two dimensions: me as a person, and me as part of a group. Without doubt, in our quest for answers we are seeking something that makes us unique and different from the “other”. By implication, we also assume a certain component of constancy or “sameness” in who we are, otherwise we would remain uncertain about our nature.


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