What should I do when stuck between two identities?

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Sadhguru @ University of Toronto


So, the next question we have is about identity. It's a personal question that I have come up with. But I think some of you will be able to relate. So, I am a diaspora. I am Canadian born. My family is from Tanzania, but originally from Gujarat. So, I have always struggled to identify who I am in the Canadian context. So, when I went to school and I had to eat lunch, I would take my butter chicken, and I would go sit on the side, because I didn't want my white friends to have to smell my food. But, when I was with my family at mosque or temple, I would all of a sudden have an Indian accent. So, I was always stuck between these two identities, constantly. These are things I did as a child - 6,7,8,9 - and now as an adult, I am still trying to figure out how to navigate in this space. So my question for you is, as youth we have the ability to adapt our identities to fit the social surroundings we’re in. How do we begin to understand our authentic truths and act upon them in a world that expects us to change and be amiable in our environments?  


Duration: 5:59 min

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