Identity and Belonging

Genko Rainwater
Genko Rainwater
Many of us find a sense of identity in being part of a group, a family, a tribe. But sometimes conflict arises when we want our own independent identity and distrust the tendency to succumb to group-think. This conflict leads right to the central koan that we all grapple with – Who Am I? To what extent do we define ourselves as separate, special, unique; and to what extent do we belong to a wider group in society?

This talk was given Sunday, August 7.