2020-03-07 | Subject | Aggie Smart!
Creating a nested and distributed fictional narrative with embedded tangential design is a luscious approach to privacy. There is only one thing you lose: identity. That's ok.... that's ok. I don't matter from that perspective. What is worth doing if identity doesn't matter? Now there is a fabulous question that turns current sensibilities around. What happens if "I matter" "I'm slighted" "I'm smart, see, I shared science!" "I'm a good person!" What if that goes away? Now, supposedly we have a human need to share and get recognition. I can see that that is true from a certain perspective, but I am not convinced that it has to be associated with identity. Another way to look at this is the work of people who died rejected, but hundreds of years after their death their work was important. Or, alternatively, I think of Sixto Rodriquez, who, somehow, manages to have a healthy perception of identity before and after his rediscovery. Identity is deeper than just a name, of course. What I'm getting at is what a person creates is their identity. I can go through my list of friends, family, and acquaintances, and for most of them I have an idea of what they create in the world: systems that run medical exchanges, jazz venue, inexpensive toys for distraction, laser distance measurement for autonomous vehicles and bombs (and caring for every related family member, extended and close), SEO, belly dance and eye glasses, local craft fairs, retirement planning... I could go on and on. There are only a few people that I don't know what, exactly, they create. Perhaps some primarily create a persona, an identity. And, whoops, bringing in persona, which is different than identity, but certainly related. No, no, no... don't want to get too Jung here. I don't really know that stuff in detail, but I see the truth in it, if that makes sense. No thing. Nothing. Disappear.identity
Articles tagged with identity on O.R.N.G.:
2019-02-19: Who'll Stop the Rain?
2018-11-25: Other Voices
2018-04-11: Rage Scale
2017-09-06: Who Are You?
2017-03-28: Eye of Providence
2011-02-27: Data and View Proposal