I encountered a new question this week when someone asked “Didn’t you used to be Don Ledingham?”
What they meant by that was whether or not I was the Don Ledingham who played rugby for Gala in the 1980s.
The simple answer is yes – but on so many other levels I’m no longer that same person – certainly not physically.
However, the idea of having a range of identities throughout one’s life is an interesting thought. So although we might think we have never changed, people – who have only known you at certain times in your life – will all have different perspectives of you as a person.
So perhaps the correct answer to the question is – “which Don Ledingham are you talking about?