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How do you prove that you are who you say you are?

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posted on Dec, 8 2008 @ 10:13 PM
I've been thinking as I've been seeing all this anti-Obama propaganda on the internet about how people think he isn't who he says he is. It got me wondering. Are we ever who we say we are? Maybe there is a little terrorist inside of us, or a radical inside of us, or a socialist inside a conservative, or maybe, there is a Muslim inside of us. Just who are we? Can we be a Kenyan, a British citizen, a citizen of Canada, and a citizen of Russia all at once? Just what does that matter anyways? We are a citizen of the world. Isn't that who we are? Just who are we really? Are we who we really are? Are we ourselves? Were we born where it says on our birth certificates? How can we ever be sure about anything about who we really are? Mabe we are terrorists and foreign citizens in our own way...

I just thought about that right now. All this questioning about who someone really is does make me question ourselves a bit more. Just what are we? Are we really humans? What if we are something else? What if we are a foreign born human, like, we were created off of this Earth and we didn't know it?

I think that all of these anti-Obama threads have inspired me to ask many philosophical questions about the nature of the self. So, maybe Obama at times is a natural born citizen and maybe at times he is a foreigner, or, maybe at times I am more of a foreigner than a US citizen like I really am or like Obama really is.

I don't know... but may I be onto something? How can I prove who I say I am? Who am I really? How can you prove who you say you are?

[edit on 8-12-2008 by Frankidealist35]

posted on Dec, 8 2008 @ 10:42 PM
silly questions my friend

silly, you know this surely?

we are nothing, when you define yourself to the greatest degree all you can say you are, is that you are, nothing more.

We all encompass the totality of human or non human expression.

When you try to prove who you are to others, all you are doing is talking to yourself after all.

posted on Dec, 8 2008 @ 10:51 PM
One shouldn't have to prove to anyone who they are. Just be you, and if people don't believe it, that's their decision to make. As long as you are honest with yourself everything else should just fall in place.

posted on Dec, 8 2008 @ 10:58 PM
I see the ops point on this..

You cant go the bank and say hi my name is bob give me some account becouse you wont get it without documentation !!

But on the other hand like the other poster said just be yourself there is no reason to prove who you are if others know it "in your cirule of friends family ect"

Just be yourself..

posted on Dec, 9 2008 @ 09:23 AM
The only way to prove anything in a physical world is by actions. No one can truly know before that.

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