Identity and Uniqueness
… a brief introduction
Before you can decide who you
are, you have to know what
Most people try to work out their identity before they
even know what they are. Ask a few people what and
who they are and most will have no idea there is any
difference between the two.
The reality is, that what something is like, does not tell
us what it is. And knowing what something is, does not
tell us what it’s like. Don’t believe me?
What’s brown, furry, has
four legs and a tail?
You’re right. It could be anything.
Most people have seen the aurora
Australis lights and would agree that
they are both spectacular and beautiful.
But few would be able to tell you what
they really are.
Identity is simple
Have you ever picked up an object while walking along
the beach and wondered what it could possibly be.
Despite not knowing, you took it home and put it on a
shelf simply because it looked beautiful.
All of this means that, identity is simply what
something is. It does not describe what
something is like.
What something is like, is it’s uniqueness, all of
the attributes that make it different from
Everything has an identity and uniqueness.
Is it any surprise then,
that humans also have an
identity and uniqueness.
difference…. makes all
Understanding these two aspects of ourselves is the key
to actually loving what and who we really are.
Adopting the terms Identity and Uniqueness, along with
a sound understanding of how they define us,
establishes a foundation on which you can live your life…
a life that is free from the anxiety of not knowing who
you really are.
The new book Identity & Uniqueness gives a clear
and enjoyable pathway to finding a meaningful and
realistic way of seeing ourselves.
… explore the possibilities
doesn’t tell us
what it is like.
is like, doesn’t
tell us what it is.
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