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In a modern globalised world, how do you build or adapt your identity?

Bauman (Identity in the Globalizing World; 2001) writes that 'needing to become what one is is the feature of modern living'.
What means do you use to become yourself? Are they represented offline, online, or both? How do you build your identity? Is it easier or harder to maintain an identity when so much of our lives is online?

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  • Aug 19 2013: Intrinsically, we are what we repeatedly do. If we love what we do, then we are who we want to be.

    Extrinsically, communication projects who we are. If we speak and act exactly the same as what we think, then we are living who we are.

    Having said this, what we think, say and do shape our identity. Identiity = Think + Say + Act
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      Aug 21 2013: Such a great point, Alvin! Thanks for the input. I totally agree.

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