To work out who you are is difficult. We live our lives trying to be whoever we think we are. Who we think we are is different from how the people around us perceive us. Does that mean that to truly be ourselves we must accept who we are and pay no attention to what people think of us? Easier said than done.
There is a cancel culture. To be cancelled is to be put in the bin and disregarded as someone who is worth listening to. To be cancelled can be a release. To be put in the pile of crackpots that are not worth listening to gives us freedom to say and think the things we want with no fear of repercussion.
To be free, we must be fearless.
Can we be ever be free?