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