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Unformatted text preview: obstacles I overcame in those two months of rehearsals. I then recited one of my lines (in character), and in those few moments, I truly felt like myself. By this experience, I can deduce that my conception of my true self is based in the activities, habits, and interests that I love and care for, in this case, music and theater. For others, typically younger people, however, their “true self” is identifiable when they can express their quirks, such as sense of humor or other neuroses and idiosyncrasies. Still, others, perhaps those of an older generation may consider their jobs at work or as parents as their identifiable true self, because they have been identified as such for so long. Regardless, the variations in society’s conception of the true self shows that a person’s age, location, and basic personality traits are key in shaping the person’s conception of their “true self”....
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 110 taught by Professor Zussman during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Fall '08