Wednesday 29 March 2017

Katie Byrne: lost and found - are we defined by our possessions?

Are we defined by our possessions?

Features writer Katie Byrne
Features writer Katie Byrne
Katie Byrne

Katie Byrne

The psychoanalyst Erich Fromm once asked: "If I am what I have and if what I have is lost, who then am I?"

I had an incident at LAX airport last week that forced me to contemplate this very question.

It all started at Customs and Immigration where most reasonable-minded travellers were presenting passports that were valid for at least another six months.

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