As an adult (at 49 I finally have to concede that I am an adult) my identity seems to be so tied up in the roles I play. I see myself as a teacher, a father, and a husband. But the problem I see in this is if I stop "playing" one of these roles do I suddenly no longer have an identity? When younger my identity was much more connected to my thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Although I still have hobbies and interests I no longer see my identity in those terms. I don't see myself as a "guitarist," or "martial artist," or even a "reader." Now my identity is almost entirely formed by work and home.