What Paul McCartney & Kanye Taught Me About My Identity

Image Courtesy of Rolling Stone Magazine

Image Courtesy of Rolling Stone Magazine

I was blown away today at the recent comments on platforms such as Twitter concerning the new hit song, FourFive Seconds by Rihanna, Paul McCartney, and Kanye West. Read the two Tweets below. 

Image Courtesy of Daily Mail UK

Image Courtesy of Daily Mail UK

Why would this be so shocking? If you have a major identity issue, chances are, you would feel the need to correct those who are less than aware of who you are. Paul McCartney is an icon around the world, yet the people above where so happy for the "new comer" to get a chance in the world of West and Rihanna. 

I was simply watching McCartney to see if there would be a correction on his part. I didn't assume so, but who knows? There is still time.

But for now, there are 3 things that McCartney taught me about my own identity. Maybe we can all learn a lesson from him. 

  1. My identity cannot be tied to someone else's approval or knowledge of me. 
  2. My identity cannot be tied to what I do, but rather, who I am as an individual. 
  3. You cannot depend on others to give you what only God can, which is your real self. 

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