Are alters people?
It’s a question that’s been discussed many times, and it’s a very touchy subject for some.
My answer is: I don’t know. I am too much of a straight forward kind of person to sit around and think about such philosophical questions, and even if I’d come to some sort of conclusion, it wouldn’t change anything for me. It just doesn’t matter to me, personally.
Now, I don’t know whether we are people, a symptom of a disorder, the aftermath of horrible trauma or something entirely different. But what I do know is that we, everyone in this system, are equals. Regardless of age, role, characteristics, how often we front or how long we’ve been around, we are all equally important. I believe that we are all irreplaceable and even though I do not like or get along with everyone in here, we all have the same worth. Some of us are here to protect or keep some sort of balance, others just want to destroy themselves, the body and everyone around them, but either way, we are all vital parts of this system. That’s why we are here, right? If we weren’t all needed, we wouldn’t be around.
That’s all I need to know, and l will hold on to this belief because that is the only way that I’m going to be able to deal with sharing a body with eight other people for the rest of my life.
And that is how I see it.
Naturally, you are free to voice your opinion on the topic (and I encourage all of you to do so!), as long as you do it respectfully.