As a topic IDENTITY is not easy to approach, or analyze because there are so many moving parts and they continue to move along, none stop.
One effective approach is identity as image. Yes, it is the composite image, but an image, nonetheless.
An athletic move have many moving parts, and it takes tremendous amount of time and effort to have them move in harmony, grace, and right sequence. Those so many moving parts become one picture; one image. The better you’re, the clearer the image becomes. Clear image definitely helps in making clear, decisive, and courageous decisions. The time we’re living in demands clear images. Actually, it is critically important. A lot hangs on balance. Time for crystal clear vision/image.
Confucius described the many stages of life, chronologically. As a person gets aged, that person gets wiser as the circle of life gets wider, and deeper. Understood and agreed. In other words, a person gets to have many evolving images in a life time. That is our cycle of life, unavoidable, well, comes with territory.
From literatures, arts, and real life, many different ways of images/identities/ characters/situations are discovered and appreciated.
Great writers, poets, artists, philosophers describe, explain an image, an identity clearly, concisely, and compellingly. And for the ages. Because humanity is a humanity.
One of the nice goals in life have, always, been the attempt to find, create, reach the new image of ourselves. Clearly better and wiser ones. Of course, confused ones for the entertainment, on the side.
In real life, the question is what is your image/identity/position toward #MeToo movement, two Koreas’ intriguing, and, for now, exciting situation, the arc of history in the U.S.A., etc., etc.,and etc. The world is full of interesting image/identity lines.
As someone I know said “It is their story.”
FINDER Presents 8th Communal Dialogue
Identity in 21st Century: 21세기에 걸맞는 정체성은?
정체성이 무엇인지 질문하고 생각해 보신적이 있습니까?
마음을 열고 경청하며 대화를 나누는것이 점점더 힘들어지는것을 모두가 느끼고있는 시대에
살면서 그 이유가 정체성의 혼돈에서 온다고 생각해 본적은 있습니까?
침착하게 조리있게 생각해보면 끝없이 흥미있고 필요한 질문입니다.
본인의 정체성은 무엇이라고 생각하십니까?
Identity seems obvious, but, also, elusive, broad, and complex.
Yet, it is an important foundation of our life, playing decisive role in the direction of our life. Let’s come together and examine what it is/what it could be.
It is always much better when we come together and hear different voices.
After all, Identity inherently implies in relation to.
이명동: Opening Statement and overview
이명동: examples from around the world, now.
In this Communal Dialogue, Questions and Opinions expected and welcomed.
4/15/18 2P.M. to 4P.M.
Korean Church of Atlanta at Pleasant Hill rd.