Why are so man of us caught up on the notion of trying to identify where, when and how everyone came from?

As a society classification of our heritage,race, and nationality always seems to be at the forefront of every discussion. Every group, sect person has to identify them self in some form or fashion.

There are major sociopolitical implications dating back thousands of years, which would of determined anything from status to increased likelihood of death depending on where you were born geographically. Time period rather obviously would of had much to play in this regard as well.

Is there something ingrained in our psyche then that guides a necessity to differentiate ourselves from some people but at the same time also identify with others?

How often do we identify out of self interest or convenience? Continue reading