How do you define yourself? Do you think it's important to know who you are and how you fit in society? Do you immediately think of your job? Your role in life? Your ancestry? Your sex? Your accomplishments? What key parts of you make up how you see yourself? see your future? I think the typical answer to this goes like - I'm a 42 year old carpenter who is married and has two sons and a wife and my grandparents are from Ireland. Is there anything more to one's life than this? Does the way you define yourself make a difference on how happy you feel in the world? An existential thought for the day - thoughtful posts EXTREMELY welcome here.