Never been one for either really, albeit there was a time when that was wanted, maybe even needed. They can be both a help and hindrance, supposedly, given you a spot in life, a niche or group to fill it or fit with.
Pushed too far tho, you’ll end up the cliche.
Supposing a lot of people have them as a badge of sorts as well, not to just self identify by protect their group/herd/clique/pack/tribe/etc.
There are some of these items that are immovable and won’t change or go away, others that will wear down with time and be replaced by others.
Over the course of an entire lifetime, events will change you, and you end up being someone completely different.
The last day you have on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become.” -Anonymous
But times change and so must I. We all change, when you think about it. We are all different people all through our lives and that’s okay, that’s good you’ve got to keep moving so long as you remember all the people that you used to be. I will not forget one line of this, not one day, I swear. – Dr Who (Eleven)