Identity, Purpose and Other Nebulous Words

Identity, Purpose and Other Nebulous Words. Image credit: Geralt (Pixabay).The dictionary defines identity as “the characteristics determining who a person is.” While I certainly won’t argue with that, I find it too simplistic. Too vague. Identity consists of four things: Whose you are, who you are, whom you do life with, and a sense of where you’re going. While certainly not a definition, I think it sheds far more light on the concept of identity.

A common theme in YA literature is, of course, the protagonist’s coming of age. And at the heart of finding oneself, lies this issue of identity.Read More