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Identity = The distinguishing character or personality of an individual

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Fluency is a psychological term means ‘ease of thinking’ and so we can turn off our brains when we listen to a song the fifth time, it is easier. For some people discovering music discovering it is part of their ego, part of their identity , for lots of people, probably a majority, it is a way for them to turn their brain off.
– Derek Thompson, The Shazam Effect (minute 9)

Identity Politics = Tendency for people of a particular religion, race, social background, etc., to form exclusive political alliances, moving away from traditional broad-based party politics.
How conservatives use identity politics to shut down debate – The Conversation

If you’re going to make up an entire false identity, why would you make yourself into a shitty person?
Teen Girl Posed For 8 Years As Married Man To Write About Baseball And Harass Women

When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same as when you went in. That’s what the storm is all about.
– Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

I have already lost touch with a couple of people I used to be.
– Joan Didion, Slouching Towards Bethlehem

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