the world is not friendly to your quest for self-identity.
the wheels of the world keep turning and the persona is a mask you are seeking to sell to a public that will buy anything, literally anything, you present.
the self is temporary. this is it’s beauty and it’s pain. it’s the reason they’re so difficult to build if you’re self aware and they’re so easy to mass produce when you’re rootless.
just remember, when they ask you to define yourself they are asking you to build your own prison so they can lock you in it.
this is a game of the world and you do not have to play.