Identity vs Image
Identity is who you are. Image is how you are viewed by others. Both influence the choices that you make but identity offers much greater longer term rewards. Whenever possible, base your key life decisions on the person that you are.
Here are a number of quotes from film about identity and image.
"We are nothing more than the experiences that made us."
"Don't let the forces around you dictate who you are."
"People are desperate to tell you who they are, desperate to be seen."
"You can't outrun who you really are."
"We're all of us passing for something or other, aren't we?"
"Doesn't everyone think they're different but, pretty much, we're all different in the same way."
"We choose every day who we become."
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
"I'm like a lot of people, which makes me kind of no one."
"Anything an environment makes you feel is about you, not the environment."