Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The complexity of identity:

A fascinating take on identity by Nick Walker:

"A sobering reflection on the complexity of identity:
If I were to die rescuing a child from a collapsing building, news reports would describe me as “a college lecturer popular among his students and colleagues, a dedicated teacher of aikido, and a devoted husband and father.” And this description would be factually accurate. If, on the other hand, I were gunned down by police, news reports would describe me as “a 200-pound developmentally disabled man with a history of violence.” And this description, too, would be factually accurate."

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