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Response to merrily (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 4, 2014, 02:55 PM

12. I'm 5'7" tall, but my identity is not 5'7" tall person or a short guy.

I have no choice in my height, but it's still not an identity for me.

There is no objective reason to choose one or more traits to identify as. Others will identity us by our traits, and I think keeping that in mind is wise, but we don't have to play their game. If we have free will, then we can choose which of our traits we identity with, or to not identify with any of our traits. Our sex, sexual orientation, and skin color may not be a choice, but our identities are a choice if we have free will.

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