The stories we tell and retell about who we are influence who we are and the experiences we experience as well as the stories we tell.
What we experience (including who we think we are) stems from a combination of factors (intrinsic, extrinsic and 'atrinsic') that when properly combined, mixed and processed produce enriching personas, singular individuals as well as families, communities, organizations, states, beliefs and other stuff (even misguided souls and histories). The stories created by individuals also are stories that create the individuals; in symbiotic and 'asymbiotic' (parasitic or other) relationships. The thing is how to change who one thinks to be and who one be, through actually changing the stories told within individuals, within the groups of individuals especially when such a change involves transcending and going beyond, the exiting notions boundaries. How does an outsider become an insider while also remaining an outsider? How does the rookie change the directives of the sergeants' and generals' got while following their orders? How does a single voice of the righteous individual guide and direct the workings of the whole group towards righteousness? How does one think again and conceive anew story rather than recreating the same story again and again? How does one choose to do what's right without knowing what's right? These are the ideas to wonder and ponder in this conversation. So now what will you and others contribute?
'atrinsic': the idea of belonging steaming from -Affiliations- that 'transcend' dualistic notions (like internal vs external, natural vs nurtured, fixed vs growth, what is vs what isn't, relative vs absolute, means or ends, individual vs group and additional other notions ). This 'atrinsic' idea moves beyond bounded limited-limitless conceptions to an encompassing complete state of what be possible and real. 'Within' and 'without' become 'with' a singular affiliation to the 'aternal' (internal, external eternal- temporal).