It’s true that we live in a world of labels. I found my sense of self particularly under fire when I decided to work for myself. I was so adamant that it was not me, that I was just a part of it, a part of something bigger than myself. The danger is that it becomes an ideology rather than a sustainable reality.
In my late teens, this was just a saying that one of my best friends had coined, when drunk, I think. As the years have progressed, however, it’s shifted from just an adopted phrase for simply being happy in the moment to a philosophy that I try and live my life by.