We Can Lose Our Identity When Our Environment Changes

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We can lose our identity when our environment changes
A change in environment could cause us to lose our identity to some extent. Everyone's identity is different to a certain extent due to our upbringing and physical appearance. A person's name for example would tell a lot about themselves. The culture and language they have been using and even the meaning to the name is also part of a person's identity. The little details and characteristics of a person influences a person's identity to a certain extent. Thus, how does one lose their identity when their environment changes? This intriguing question has no simple and definite answer. Furthermore, even though we are encouraged to be different and to be proud of who we are as
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Having plastic surgery can be considered as modifying a person's identity as their appearances does differentiate a person's identity. However as stated in the article, 'It's not uncommon for middle schoolers to get double eyelid surgery before going to high school, it's also common to get surgery as a high school graduation gift from their parents.' We can therefore lose our identity because of society and peer pressure which is part of the environment factor.
However, identity is not always being lost when our environment changes. Instead, it could be thought of as a modification of identity when there is a change of our surroundings. In a very popular animation called 'Despicable Me', it shows a gradual transformation of the main character's identity as he invites 3 orphan girls to stay with him to help him complete his mission. Even though the protagonist was being portrayed as a self centred, arrogant evil villain at the beginning, a gradual change was being seen as he started to have feelings for the 3 girls in a fatherly manner. Identities should not be confined as a fixed structure, but instead a lump of soft clay that has yet to set. Every episode of life that we go through would be how our identity is moulded into. It can be said that it is only through multiple exposures to different environments that we


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