This is the final part I will write on the topic of age and identity. To begin, perhaps you would like to think about how you would answer the following questions:
What does it mean to be young?
What does it mean to be middle aged?
What does it mean to be old?
What does it mean to be a child?
What does it mean to be an adult?
My blogs have often covered the topics of philosophy and psychology. The above questions can be answered from both perspectives.
Here are some psychology links you may find useful:
Life Span Development
The development of people
There are other aspects of identity that are age related, some of which might be considered as being somewhat lighter and less ponderous. For example, have you ever thought about the fashion in names in your family and in the wider world?
Why do people often have a preference for particular names in one location and those names are less popular elsewhere? Why were some names popular in the past but are no longer so? Why do some names come back into fashion?
If I look at anglo-saxon female names, very few are still popular today.
Learn about anglo-saxon names
I wonder if some people have children just so that they can give their babies particular names! What are your favourite names?
Changes in the popularity of names in England
What is the meaning of your name?
Has your name had a different spelling over the centuries, or in different places?
Do you have the same name as one of your great grandparents?
What does the name Via mean to you? Would you think differently about me if my name was Ethelfleda, Mildred or Princess Perfect?
Stay tuned to find out more about names and identity in the coming weeks!