Since I was six years old, I have always wondered if I had a different name, would I still be the same person? Would I carry myself differently, would my personality differ, would the opportunities I get, or the way people make assumptions about me change if my name was not what it is now?
Circus of the Perceived Self focuses on the way we try to comprehend the complicated subjects of self and identity. It is about our names: the very first bit of information we share with people that give indications about our nationality, culture, religion, and even class. A name can simply affect our first impressions and the way we interact with people.