I am Jane and I am 41 years old.
is a very different statement than
I am Jane, 41 years old and I am a runner.
In the first case, there’s not a lot I can tell about your “am”. It gives me some facts about you and no real insight in to your character.
In the second, I get to know about your character. Anyone who can confidently say, they are a runner, signal, strength, discipline and determination. It also shows the choice you have made to create your identity. Your name and age are beyond your control but running is a choice.
The identities we create because of the choice we make tell a lot more about our characters than we can imagine.
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