A Gentle Corrective for the Epidemic of Identity Politics Turning Us on Each Other and on Ourselves; Brain Pickings

My blogging buddy K.L. Allendoerfer has introduced me to the Brain Pickings website and in particular the essay below by… well… the brain behind all the picking, Maria Popova. She uses art, poetry, philosophy, and just about anything she picks to shed light from a slightly different angle on this time we live in.

self1About identity politics, Popova says: “So many people are frightened by the wonder of their own presence. They are dying to tie themselves into a system, a role, or to an image, or to a predetermined identity that other people have actually settled on for them.” — MHP

Read the full article here: A Gentle Corrective for the Epidemic of Identity Politics Turning Us on Each Other and on Ourselves

 

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