Steem Basic Income Giveaway (What defines you?)

Thanks for so many movie recommendations and favourites in the [last post!](https://steemit.com/contest/@bengy/steembasicincomegiveawayatthemovies-z34fvitnw7) There are many many things that I now want to try and see if I can get hold of to watch!

Anyway, this week’s topic is one that is particularly interesting to me. It is about what defines our identity. As a musician, I notice that a lot of creative professionals define their identity very much with their “work”. As such, they can get quite caught up if things (performances) don’t go their way, and the external (and peer) appreciation of their art is very much tied to their happiness.

Their sense of self and self-worth can often be at the mercy of factors outside their control. I’m not sure if that is a healthy way to be, but it does seem to be the case for many people I know.

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My Question

1. How would you define your identity?

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My sample answer

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Well, I’m a musician… however, I don’t really tie my identity so heavily to what I do. Despite the fact that I enjoy playing and seem to not be disasterous at it, it isn’t what I think about day in and day out (unlike some musicians that I know!). I find that I enjoy many interests from my past life in studying Science, and so I feel like that is a part of my identity, the logic and rational analysis that is part of that field.

I am a gamer, I’ve loved games for as long as I remember. Computer games mostly, but also board games… which in combination with the science, leads me down the path of identifying as a nerd! A label which I wear proudly!

I’m a father, and I take great pride in watching and enabling my kids to learn… and I think I’m a decent partner to my wife! Unexciting, but loyal and dependable!

So, I guess… I would define myself as a unexciting, but stable person… with an identity that isn’t concentrated in one area… I’m a nerd, a gamer, a father, a musician and a husband!

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Rules

1. Upvote if you want, it increases the payout and then I can hopefully sponsor more people.
2. Resteem is NOT neccessary, but the more people see this, the more the people will be likely to be sponsored.
3. In the comments, answer as best as you can the questions that are posed in the “My Questions”!
4. I have added a small Steem-Bounty to the post, so that everyone who replies with a valid entry will get something back. If I give your post a small upvote, it is valid (also, subscribe to @dustsweeper for maximum benefit!).
5. I will be sponsoring as many people as this post pays out in liquid SBD/STEEM. Also I will kick in at least the required amount to round up to the full number. Winner is by random generator after a shortlisting of quality comments!

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Steem Basic Income

One of the first communities that I came in contact with at the beginning of my time at Steemit was @steembasicincome. As a author starting out on your fresh new Steemit account, Steemit can be a daunting and lonely place to be. OFten, it can feel like you are posting into an abyss with no one listening and with no ability to grow out of the situation. A share of Steem Basic Income gives you a guaranteed vote on one post a day, thus giving you a small but over time cumulative support to your account to help grow you out of your initial wilderness!

With this post, I want to help sponsor people who might not even have the spare 1 STEEM that is required for registration. So, when this post pays out, I will sponsor people depending on the payout of this post. Basically, I will round up the SBD payout from this post and then that will be the number of people I will sponsor. (So, if the payout is 2.3 SBD, I will sponsor 3 people). OF course, this is not simply an altruistic move, as the sponsor of a Steem Basic Income share also gets a share, so it is a great way to help others whilst helping yourself!

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Last week’s winners

The [last post](bengy/steembasicincomegiveawayatthemovies-z34fvitnw7) paid out 0.006 SBD and 1.703 STEEM in liquid earnings. So, that would make 2 shares.

The winners by random draw are:

@dizzyapple

@rebeccabe


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