Nietzsche 28 53013 self impenetrable

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Unformatted text preview: uine voca4on  ­ to find the way to himself....His task was to discover his own des4ny  ­ not an arbitrary one  ­ and to live it out wholly and resolutely within himself. Everything else was only a would ­be existence, an a3empt at evasion, a flight back to the ideals of the masses, conformity and fear of one's own inwardness. ― Hermann Hesse guidebook to life Know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves  ­ Socrates We have all a be3er guide in ourselves, if we would a3end to it, than any other person can be ― Jane Austen 27 5/30/13 Hidden Treasure One's own self is well hidden from one's own self; of all mines of treasure, one's own is the last to be dug up.  ­Nietzsche 28 5/30/13 Self: Impenetrable fortress containing untold treasures that will guide my future and only I (might) hold the key to. Tradi-onal view of the self  Private, sealed from the world  True source of who we are  Can be known to differing degrees  Knowing thyself promotes be3er decision ­ making  Only by knowing oneself can we pursue our true personal desRny 29 5/30/13 Who does the sketching? What if you mistake their You? sketching for something that was always there? Others? Whatever they may think and say about their self, the great majority nonetheless do nothing for their self their whole life long: what they do is done for the phantom of their self which has formed itself in the heads of those around them and communicated to them. -Nietzsche 30 5/30/13 Trojan Horse Self Looking Glass Self Charles H. Cooley (1902) “In the presence of one whom we feel to be of importance, there is a tendency to enter into and adopt, by sympathy, his judgment of ourself” 31 5/30/13 Looking Glass Self Charles H. Cooley (1902) 1.  We imagine how we must appear to others 2.  We imaging the judgment of that appearance 3.  We develop our self through the judgment of others Reflected Appraisal – What I think you think o...
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