As human beings we are labeled by a social identity given to us by the community. Since birth our family, our original home towns, our religion, our cultures, our surroundings… color up the picture of the person you are and the person you should be, which allows us to trap ourselves and others in a rigid box, restricting our personal behaviors to “what’s expected from us” and judging the rest by the presumptuous stereotypical ideas we obtain.
Since ancient times individuals have been striving to reform their identity based on their own personal views and perception alongside the rest of the elements- “what they want and can be”, not what the society assign them to, because what’s left of you as a being if you’re stripped down from your own identity? And what can distinguish you from another if everyone is under the same roof? We often judge people based on what we hear from media, or from other people based on their individual observations. Reading that one book or watching that TV show about a certain country or a religion doesn’t provide you with full inclusive information, limiting our very own and others’ narratives.