It’s interesting the things we use to define our self. I was talking to a friend about discovering what it was that defined her as a person. She confessed that in the past she was often defined by the people she spent the most time around. In that way she didn’t have to be particularly ‘cool’ and was instead able to appear so on the backs of her ‘cool’ friends so to speak.
It wasn’t until recently traveling that she thought about herself without those people and what it meant about her own identity. Other people define themselves by other things sometimes their spouse or their job or their community. We pick things in our life to represent who we are and the self we present to the world is reflected in it. Just really interesting to think about and question.