Department of Defense
How Our Attachments Keep Us Down
June 27, 2021
A major piece of my identity has involved my service in the US Navy. Nine years active, two years in the reserves. Like most people, I have strong attachment to the things that are part of my identity. Yesterday, however, I severed the ties that had bound me to that identity. It was like cutting off a piece of my body. You might wonder if I wrote that post lightly or in the throes of passion, so I thought I should expand a bit.