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Apr 14, 2024

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." --Gandhi

Rethinking Identity, Embracing Destiny

Have you ever felt exhausted by your own identity? Is it even necessary? In a compelling dialogue with Zhenevere Sophia Dao, Alnoor Ladha from Culture Hack Labs discusses how identity can be overrated, and often distracts from truly belonging to life. According to Dao, identity can even be a replacement for genuine belonging. She offers a compelling argument against giving too much power to identity. Why is culture so obsessed with identity? Why has social media become the ultimate identity machine? The alarming revelation is that we may be living inside an 'identity machine', allowing our individuality to be overshadowed in order to fit into the neat compartments dictated by society's norms.

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BE THE CHANGE
Ponder on how you define your own identity today and consider if it truly represents you. Try an 'identity-detox' for a week: Avoid using labels to describe yourself or others, and instead, focus on the unique experiences, feelings and actions that make you, you.



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