Lewis Howes talks about "identity" in his book, The Mask of Masculinity.
One identity, one image forever. Bad identity, bad image forever. We stay away from them.
Stories written below are about my family and friends.
My uncle tragically killed my sister. Everybody ignored him. (Identity is killer.) Possibly, his life was taken over from loneliness. Unconditional love is powerful. (No support, no life.)
A drug addict has taken meth his whole life. His family have left him, except his loving son. (Identity is drug addict.) Most importantly, he has been clean from drugs, since 2016.
He was getting straight A's all his life, and he was rewarded valedictorian. During his college years, he dropped out, due to money struggles. He had intentions of killing himself. (Identity is valedictorian.) He recently graduated from college.
Parents have left their son. His parents parted ways, and each of them started a new family. (Identity is orphan.) Thankfully, his uncle adopted him.
She was raped at 18 years old in the military. Her best friend tricked her into sex trafficking. Luckily, she found a way to escape. She was pregnant from a rapist. She had a miscarriage, due to her high levels of stress. (Identity is slut.) She graduated from college in engineering.
Give people time to change, evolve, grow, and adapt. Life is an up and down journey.
Nobody is perfect.