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How do our relationships help us determine who we are?

Lisa Oz
Health Education

Most of you probably sense that your relationships are an integral part of your existence. In many ways, relationships determine who you are. Just as a note becomes music through its combination with other notes and a point in space is defined relative to other points, so we manifest ourselves through our interactions with those around us.

As social creatures, we yearn for connection, for the recognition that we are a part of something bigger. However, there is also resistance - a feeling that just as a drop of rain disappears when it falls into the ocean, we too will lose our identity when we merge into the great collective. These conflicting urges create the dynamic dance of union and separation that we all engage in over the course of our lives.

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