Every year, millions of babies are born on earth. Those who survive will sooner or later undergo the initiation process of receiving a name. At one time anthropologists thought that some groups of people were so “primitive” and unorganized that they didn’t use names. We now know that the anthropologists were mistaken and that the idea came about because research fieldworkers were not able to get inside the minds of the people well enough to understand the customs and taboos that required that names be kept secret from strangers. The truth is that names are a part of every culture and that they are of enormous importance both to the people who receive names and to the societies that given them. Despite their universality, there is a great deal of difference from one culture to another in how names are given. Among most preliterate peoples, names are determined according to very definite and specific rules.
Generally, in cultures with a keen sense of ancestry, children get their names from the totems and family trees of their parents. In some cultures, names are taken from events which happen during the pregnancy of the mother or shortly after the birth of the child, and in others, names are divined through magic and incantation. In some cases, the name given at birth is only the first of several names a person will bear throughout life. When this happens, the new names are given either to mark important milestones in life or to ward off evil spirits by tricking them into thinking that the person with the old name has disappeared. Regardless of when, why, or how often it happens, though, the giving and receiving of a name is an event of major importance. Quite frequently the significance of names is emphasized by elaborate rituals that almost always have deep religious meaning.
People are not born with an identity. Identity is not just what you know; it is also how you know. Rather, identity is something that evolves over time. Young children have simple identities and see things in an overly simple, generally self-serving manner. As people grow older and wiser, they identify themselves with other people, places and things in increasingly sophisticated ways and start to grow out of this initial selfishness.
The Internet is still rapidly changing and evolving and we are constantly finding new ways to utilise and improve. We have seen how Internet changed the world for good. It saves time, it saves money and connects people and businesses from all over the world. If you’re not actively building your identity and establishing a presence online, you’re letting search engines cobble together information, good or bad, and write your public story. You need to establish and maintain a healthy online identity.
Sometimes life events interrupt this natural progression from selfishness to thoughtfulness and people’s identities stop growing. Here is a tool to ensure nothing comes in-between you and your identity.
MyName.is, is your personal online identity tool. Organize all your social media and personal sites so people can find you easily.
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