The Tricky Business of Identity

“Who are you, really?” asks she.

“I am who you think I am.” says he.

“Don’t play games with me.”

“Who else could I be? Tell me.”

“I want to know what you think most people think you are.”

“Popular opinion does not a man make.”

“A man’s identity is only so much as people — society — sees it to be. Society bases itself on popular opinion. A good man, if by popular opinion is made bad, is a bad man.”

“So I am not who I think I am?” asks he.

“No. You are what people think you are.” says she.

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