Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Self Identification

How would you answer the questions, “What are you? How do you identify yourself?”

With the daily “I am Jewish” readings coming out on our Temple website each day up until Yom Kippur, I have been thinking a lot about this question. Possible answers include: I am...

Human
Female
Jewish
American
Caucasian
a musician
a Democrat
a Federal government worker
a babyboomer
David’s wife
Daniel and Rachel’s mother
my parents’ child
a friend to the disadvantaged

I find it very confusing to pick one label for myself, given that they all apply. It may depend more on the circumstance as to the exact identity I choose.

What is your self-identity?

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