"Who am I?"

While I was a teenager, figuring out "Who am I?" was not simple. It was an unwelcome question. At times I knew whom I wanted to be like, but that usually was quite different from who I thought I was. I would have preferred to have the question go away, but life forced the issue, insisting that I decide what I wanted to do in life, who I wanted to be.

Periods of change tend to be times when the question of identity commands our attention. A change of jobs, moving to a new area, marriage, divorce—these are events that seem to redefine us. They often rouse insecurity. We wish our identity wasn't transitory. People want roots, stability, something secure.

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