To understand some of the complexities, complications, and confusions within the life of just one member of a community is to gain insights into the collective community. So I am a physical body and an emotional and (or spiritual) being. The two together make me I Am. Being a person means that I have virtues and flaws, gifts and needs, possibilities and defeats.
Being a person means that I am like all other persons in the community, but also unique. This is a community which is a collection of people who have become aware of a problem and a broad goal, who have gone through a process of learning about themselves and about their environment, and have formulated a group objective.
There is also an external creation of identity, formed by someone else within the community. These are the pictures that other people have of ‘me’ of who I am. The answer to the question ‘Who or what am I?’ becomes a matter of who is answering it.
I am a kaleidoscope of feelings, thoughts, beliefs and desires with which only I am directly acquainted, and as social role community– relatedness to other human beings. This means that I am a self plus a story. The situation is comparable to that of a book. Books have similar physical elements, like paper, binding, and ink. What makes them unique is the story that they contain.
Finally, I Am Rockford is an assembly of people that take pride in their city and have a desire to advance the future, together.