Rethinking Identity

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I learned that every developing countries are facing the same problems. Our next generations are struggling for new identity in the era of globalization. Or will there still be Malaysian identity? Perhaps it will change to a global identity? Do people care much about their ‘identity’? What is identity? Webster’s dictionary states identity is “the distinguishing character or personality of an individual. American Heritage Dictionary define identity as ‘The collective aspect of the set of characteristics by which a thing is definitively recognizable or known’.

Identity begins with our names, life addresses, generic family groups, and cultural backgrounds, but how does it grow from there? Is it true that identity changed and evolved through generation? What cause the changes of identity? Why is it important to express our identity? Is identity how we see ourselves or how others see us? Is identity what we are or what we would like to be? Do we form our own identity or do others form it for us?

I think these questions will be a starting point to rethinking an identity. Till then….signing off NR ‘Good Night and Good luck’.

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