The Path to Greatness
Situation is outward identity; identity is inward situation.
Identity is something always situated; it is always in a relationship with the other. The identity of the other is not fixed but rather a function of the other identities to which it is related. Identity is not an alien entity put into a situation and in relation to other identities. Identity is itself a mode of relation; it belongs to the context and not to the person.
Context consists of a set of narratives superimposed on one another. The representation of this superposition in different frames of reference, minds, is what is known as identity.
Thus, we arrive at a definition of identity very much similar to the quantum mechanical definition of a particle: Identity is a superposition of various narratives which take the form of a Gaussian function, a bell shape function peaked around a central…
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