There has been a lot of discussion recently about identity, and how many identities we, as adoptees, may have or claim. Identities develop through a variety of mechanisms that include where and how we were raised, the cultural activities or events we were introduced to and/or chose to follow and how comfortable we are with our place in time. Human beings, really, are relatively emotionally slothful people – we don’t change from what we know unless we are made uncomfortable enough to do so.
So my question is two-fold: how comfortable are you in the identity or identities you claim? And how has culture/society protected or pushed that identity?