More and more people worldwide are living in countries not considered their own. There is a TED Talk, by writer Pico Iyer, which helped me to reconsidered that apparently prompt question that comes out when meeting first time someone: Where are you from?

Is this it? Though it is an understandable colloquial way of greeting… Wouldn’t it be more coherent and so identity-rooted to remove the label of the wherewith its connotations? Does Pico Iyer stand for alternative sets of mind, such as Piece of soil or Piece of the soul? Past or Present tense? Binarity or Complementary diversity? Where am I from or Where am I going to? Looking wider might be meaningful to acknowledge the common ground we all come from.


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