This set me reflecting on what makes us us - or perhaps what makes me me! As I have gone through my training I have changed - or have I? I certainly do not behave now in the same ways that I used to, but after much thought I believe that most of the change has been a stripping away of masks - of behaviours which I adopted as some form of protection against the actions of those around me. I have written before about how during my training my MBTI has changed and when I did an Enneagram course I found it very difficult to determine my type - at present I think that I am a 3 but recognise many of the unhealthy traits of a 9 - to the extent that that initially I thought that was what I was. It was only after wrestling with the descriptions in Personality Types that I finally realised what had been happening.
But if you have had a brain tumour for a long time - what is you and what is the tumour?
Christian Aid Update:
Mmm - complicated to work out because of a house let and tax/calendar year effects. And I'm shy! Although as a curate my stipend is common knowledge (Not as common as I thought - couldn't readily find it on the web - my search skills must be getting worse).The International Labour Organisation estimates that 200 million more workers will fall into extreme poverty as a result of the global recession. Almost half live in south Asia. Give 10p for every £1,000 you earned last year.