I have been keeping up with Cliff, of WIXY's Gone Bananas fame's blogs about identity. I struggled to figure out what I wanted to say on the issue. So, here it is.
Most people know me as Jeremy. It's my actual name. At first, my Blogger identity was the same as the name of my first Blogger Blog, Tri-State Media Watch.
But as time passed, and I decided to branch out to this blog, eventually I came to realize that I wanted people to know my real name. Thus, my profile actually mentions my real name. And not just my first name, but my REAL last name also.
But, there's a second identity problem I have to deal with, that very few people I blog with on here have had to deal with.
It's the identity of "that guy in the wheelchair". You have no clue whatsoever the number of times I've had people use that as a name for me. "Hey, you" is better than that! For the love of all things polite, I HAVE A NAME! USE IT! And if you don't know it, ASK ME! Do NOT associate my identity with an inanimate object...a TOOL I use to get around!
That is all. I'd blog about the other things going through my head, but, I refuse to be seen as anything but the positive person I am. All I will say for now is, inconsiderateness when making plans with friends has GOT TO STOP.
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