When a financial institution asks me my “mother’s maiden name” as a security question. Because it’s assumed that I have at least one and no more than one mother in my life AND that she married AND that she gave up her own name AND that that part of her identity was erased enough from my public history so as to be a password to access my private information.
- jesus: i died on the cross for your sins
- me: aint nobody tell u to do that tho
Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be.
—Alan Watts (via onlinecounsellingcollege)