The whole and its parts

The whole & its parts

You are

When people describe themselves with “I am”, they are also sharing something they identify themselves with. “I am” is a way to share their identity.

With “You are” people describe how they see the other person’s identity. For the recipient, this can mean that he is defined in a different way than they see themselves. That’s a moment in which they can feel threatened in their identity.

Those seeking to learn from a teacher or another authority figure can even feel defined by it. It takes guts to believe one can achieve something after being told that you can’t.



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