How Do We Know Who We Are?

Do we learn it from a crystal ball—or from our guts?

Tucker Lieberman
3 min readMay 21, 2022

Sometimes, when we ask ourselves who we truly are, we feel as though we’re gazing at the horizon. Be it light or dark, foggy or clear, the far-off air doesn’t yield answers about us.

So how do others state with certainty that they know who they are? Do they have a crystal ball, and do they see the answer in it?

If so, we want that.

If that’s how it works, we say to someone we’re jealous of, give me the tool, or give me