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On the Self

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The Ego Trick looked at the 'bundle theory' of the self, and argued that we don't have a permanent essential self, but instead are a bundle of thoughts, sensations and impulses.

Meanwhile, a Harvard clinical psychologist and Tibetan Buddhist scholar, examined the nature of awareness and self.


What's Happening - Self-Esteem?
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Halcyon Inspired 24 October 2016

Beneath the sober appearance society demands of us, most of us are going a little out of our minds - giving us a cause to hold out a hand to our comparably tortured neighbours - Alain de Botton, Status Anxiety, p180


Please visit this page regularly for significant developments concerning self-esteem.

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On Anonymity Halcyon In Kal… 21 January 2016


Is our great contemporary fear anonymity?

If the property that grounded the self in Romanticism was sincerity, and in modernism was authenticity, then in postmodernism is it visibility?  So asked the writer of a thought-provoking article on our obsession with connectivity.

Is this what our contemporary selves really want?  To be recognised, to be connected, to be visible, if not to the millions via, say, the X Factor, then at least to the hundreds, via Twitter or Facebook or LinkedIn?

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You know when you lean back too far in your chair and almost fall backwards but save yourself at the last second? ...I feel like that all day - Stephen Wright

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You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the ocean in a drop - Rumi

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When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you - Laozi

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The scale of the success you need is determined by the intensity of your self-hatred - Alain de Botton,

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Life is a rainbow which also includes black - Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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