Identity is a misnomer.
There were two men living in an apartment. Ones name was Alex Parker, the other was Alex Pitman. Pitman had many friends, while Parker did not.
When people called their house, they often requested Pitman. When people stopped over, they always wanted to see Pitman. The fact that there was another Alex in the house did not prevent them from addressing Pitman as Alex. As you can imagine, this got very confusing for Parker.
Then one day, Parker stopped responding to his first name altogether. He assumed that when people said Alex, they naturally meant Pitman. He stopped reacting when people said his name. He didnt react to anyone anymore.
Eventually, Parkers own friends would stop by. They asked if Alex wanted to hang out and watch the football game. Parker would tell them that Alex is at work right now, and shut the door. He stopped filling out his first name on documents, and only wrote Parker. If anybody at work wanted him to do anything, they had better luck screaming Hey you! than using his name.
After a few more months, Parker told Pitman he was moving out of the apartment. He got a job offer in another state that was four hours away. He said goodbye, and took what few items he had left.
Pitman lived in that apartment for another six months. Towards the end, he decided to look Parker up to see how he was doing. He looked in a few phonebooks, called a few friends, but was unsuccessful in finding a phone number. Finally, he looked up Alex Parker on the internet, and damned if there werent a thousand people listed.
Im sure hes doing fine, Alex sighed.