I have a name
Have you ever been in a place where no one seemed to be interested in your name, or they preferred to call you something that was easier for them to relate with and they did that in a rather condescending way?
Consider the following quotes about names, “Names are the sweetest and most important sound in any language” – Dale Carnegie
“A name represents identity, a deep feeling and holds tremendous significance to its owner” – Rachel Ingber
There is something about your name being called that let’s you know you are a part of the community that identifies you with that name.
As we round up the tale about the false tooth fairy, she was asked her name by the dentist and she told him that she did not have one because her former boss preferred to call her by a number, 15. She was soon given the name Ruth Mary, the tooth fairy.
Maybe you have lost a sense of identity, significance or purpose from being put through a system that had no respect for you as a person. There is no time like the present to reassess who you are, and if you feel too broken to do so, then go to another source that is magnanimous enough to call out the good that exists in each and every one of us.