The climate of western culture has created a new and unique form of dialogue which usually consists of carefully crafted homage to tolerance followed by a lambasting of anyone who disagrees with the personally held position.
When we look to ourselves for our identity instead of looking to the one who made us, we end up putting our whole identity in some trait, some feature that we think makes us unique or empowers us, or makes us worthy of love. Yet when we do that, we inevitably compromise who we are. We take a part of ourselves and make it the whole. We take something that may or may not tell part of our story and we make it our whole story.
What other option is there?