“Foucault’s notion of identity resides within one’s actions and interactions with others. It is EVER-CHANGING and defined in a historical moment.”
What are you Mr. Foucalt, a behaviorist? Are you BFFs with B.F. Skinner? Are our identities based solely on our actions and interactions with others? What about our motivations, histories, beliefs? Isn’t this a bit of a third-person point of view, minus the omniscience?
I would hate for my personality to be based solely off my actions. I do not want to only be considered a student, or someone who values their schoolwork over people (which is what my life shows I do). I want outsiders to understand why I go to school--to prepare for a career that will help people!
And I wouldn’t want someone assume whom I love most in my life based on how often I interact with them. The people I love most are busy, and sometimes I’m afraid of bothering them too much…I know my parents love me, but I don’t think they want to hear from me every day.
<---My dad, telling me to stop calling.