Friday, August 19, 2011

Dont suppress your urge.

Many believe that the true self lies precisely in our suppressed urges and unacknowledged emotions.Does our ordinary notion of a “ true self” simply pick out a cetain part of the mind? Or is this notion actually wrapped up in some inextricable way with our own values and ideals.?
The true self they suggest, lies precicisely in our suppressed urges and unacknowledged emotions, while our ability to reflect is just a hindrance that gets in the way of the true self’s expression. To find a moment when a person’strue self comes out, they think, one needs to look at the times when people are so drunk, stoned, or overcome by passion that they are unable to suppress what is deep within them.

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