2.8 ~ Beware the Notion of the ‘True Authentic Self’ ‡
Wherein we instead quest for ‘enjoyable usefulness’.
There are times where the notion of the ‘true authentic self’ can be very useful; to pursue a ‘better’ ‘version’ of your ‘self’ is a noble quest. To hold that there is a ‘true essence’ of ‘who you are’ can be thus be very motivating.
And yet the pursuit of this superstition can also be tormenting—a lofty…