People lost their identities when they pretend to be something they’re not.
People pretending to be something they’re not is a usual occurrence. People do this to fit in with society and to better their standing in life. However, you can’t lose your current identity when pretending to be something you’re not. Pretending to be something you are not means that you adopt another identity temporarily. People are good at this, but they also stay true to their real identity during their pretending, through their actions and in their morals. For example, a person who thinks stealing is immoral could pretend that they like something that they don’t like to fit in better in society, but they won’t steal because their morals say that stealing is wrong. However, if that same person does steal, then their morals changed. This means that their identity changed, or maybe that they adopted a new identity. Either way, it does not mean that they have lost their identity.