not ourselves

We are not ourselves; actually there is nothing we can call a ‘self’ any more; we are manifold, we have as many selves as there are groups to which we belong…The neurotic has overtly a disease from which everybody is suffering…

– J. H. Van Den Burg.

11 responses to “not ourselves

  1. suffering is the world and right now so many issues…I breathe and look for beauty as I need to believe we:I can be more….I see many mirror handlers,..I also appreciate quiet ☺ smiles

      • for sure negotiating our subjectivities always…”Beauty can be consoling, disturbing, sacred, profane; it can be exhilarating, appealing, inspiring, chilling. It affects in unlimited ways and is never viewed with indifference. The appreciation of beauty also requires, what Scruton calls, “disinterested interest”, an ability to maintain a certain distance between the self and the beautiful object…there are many ideas of beauty…each day i look 🙂 many smiles Gavin…hoping to capture snow here today 🙂

      • well i don’t know…but i do think disinterested interest…means being non judgemental…but of course knowing we negotiate our subjectivities….it think Kant started this conversation but he’s a dwm so i don’t know anymore…many smiles love the banter…compose a disinterested interesting day Gavin 😀 😀 😀

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