I agree with what you mostly said however, making assumptions on your part is simply naive. I never said there aren’t people who don’t wish not to be defined by so called irrelevant external attributes but most people don’t and that’s how it is and if it were practical you won’t be seeing people being defined by nationalities, religions or any ideology for longer than you wish to acknowledge. Before advising me to volunteer you must remember that you have no clue whether I have or I haven’t so that is sanctimonious drivel at best. Yes, freedom from living somebody else’s desires and expectations is indeed desirable and how it should be but not to be free from self identifications . Freedom to associate oneself with an ideology or religion by choice should be just as desirable as the freedom to be free from it otherwise its just as restrictive.