Outline Stout & Thurman 2

Outline Stout & Thurman 2 - Using these two...

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Using these two authors, discuss how we construct our ideas of self. How does Thurman support, complicate, or contradict Stout? Thesis: The construction of our self-identity is constantly changing. It is the particular events that influence our lives, the people that surround and inspire us during these events, and our further eagerness to explore outside our comfort. Paragraph one: As cliché as it sounds, the past unquestionably makes us the people we are today. Good times or not, the past influences all our current perspectives and behaviors. “Perhaps this is a part of the reason why philosophers and theologians through the centuries have observed such a strong connection between unbearable earthly sorrow and spiritual enlightenment, a timeless relationship that psychologists have mysteriously overlooked” (Stout 384). “Another recognizable example of how consciousness can be spilt into pieces has to do with the perception of the physical pain” (Stout 389). “In a heartbeat, the present is perceptually and emotionally the past” (Stout 383). Stop suffering by thinking insight is confusion! Don’t listen to the misknowing and even fear your freedom! Learn to surf the energy of life that surges through your openness! You have discovered your real self already, your great self of selflessness, and that openness is what enables you to manifest the heart that shines through your work and opens the hearts of your audiences. Your gift is to release them into laughter, itself a taste of freedom!” (Thurman 463). “Time and again you will feel frustrated by your continued failure to come up with a
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2012 for the course 830 201 taught by Professor Leyton during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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