Living in the movement, nomads have a fluid identity allowing them to adapt to their changing environment. Each new situation reveals a new identity. Interaction with multiple realities requires multiple identities.
The fluid and open identity of nomads relies on the tribe to serve as a point of reference . The tribe is the essence of nomadic existence. Coming back to the helps nomads to the multiple to the one.
Schizophrenia is the fragmentation of the the self into a multiplicity of identities. To the nomads, this fragmentation is a strategy for integrating new milieus.