Though you or I may not ask ourselves about our own identify, at least not often, and we may think that I know who I am, the problem of identity surfaces when it is undermined, ignored or not seen as important by the others. Below the surface, identity is connected to a way of life one has grown up in and to all the factors that the particular way of life, visibly or invisibly, contains. So when any of these are touched or ignored in ways that we do not like, the complexity of identity surfaces. In such a situation, I, for example, feel that my identity is being denied or seen in a rather basic manner without recognition and respect for its context. It makes me feel as not being seen who I am because I feel that some vital aspects of my existence that give meaning to me as a person are being looked down upon or ignored or missed. The visible and invisible factors are important because they give meaning to the body that is identified as me and are a foundation upon which my life is built and views personal or political, local or world, are formed.
Am I saying this to make a point … May be …or just mumbling.