Clarity about the beliefs and identities we carry within our lives is needed, as these identities, and the beliefs associated, permeate all aspects of our lives.
With a single identity (whatever that may be), we believe we know everything about a particular person or group of people. We think we know how they are physically, how they relate to others, how their sense of self is derived, how they love and so on. The same occurs within ourselves. The identities we have, or are given to us, can begin to define all aspects of our lives. The power of being a human being, a unique individual, is thrown out the window with these simplistic associations.
Think about one identity and belief you have about yourself. What part of your life is not affected by this identity and its associated beliefs?
Think about one identity and belief you have about a particular person or group of people. What part of your understanding of this particular person or group of people is untouched by this identity and its associated beliefs?