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Instead of shutting our eyes to our conflicts, we can learn to understand how we often form key parts of our identity around conflicts in our lives. Sometimes, we actually try to preserve certain conflicts in our lives so that we can maintain a positive sense of who we are.
But, do our conflict-based sources of personal identity yoke us to the past? Do the serve to separate us from people who lack our specific life experiences?
In short, let's become aware of the sources of our personal identities so we can create the personal identities that help create the fulfillment we desire most in our lives.