Bell, in Hard to Get, reveals that "Alicia didn't have sex until after college, and then protected herself from unplanned pregnancies" (Bell 36). Here it is seen that Alicia's ideal identity consisted of abstaining from copious sex early on in order to have a healthy and sustainable relationship in the future. However, Bell proceeds to reveal that this was not the case. Bell continues that "when she [Alicia] finally did have sex, in committed relationships, being a good girl didn't protect Alicia from STDs—she contracted gonorrhea from one partner and genital warts from another. Nor did being a good girl ensure that Alicia had satisfying and committed relationships" (Bell 36). Here, it clearly is seen that Alicia's efforts to build up an identity that reflects her as a good girl to have a safe and happy relationship in the long run did not go as planned. Instead, she got what she wanted to avoid in the first place—STDs and unsatisfying relationships. This scenario solidifies the fact that nobody has complete control over their external environment to the point where they can completely free themselves from it. If they did, people like Alicia would have been guaranteed to live according to what they define as their identity. Similarly, if Facebook users had complete control over their external environment, they would be able to escape from the "invisible hand" of Facebook's controlling algorithms. Rather, external forces always retain varying levels of control over the identities of individuals in both cases.