All that psychology has accomplished is to make the inner life the subject of science, and in doing this, it dissipated the idea of the soul. But it was the soul that once linked man’s inner life to a transcendent scheme of cosmic heroism.Ernest Becker, Escape from Evil
You can’t tell who you are unless someone is listening and I’m wondering if this is a contributing factor to why we are addicted to social media. When you post on social media, theoretically there are thousands of someones listening to you. And if they ‘like, share, or comment’ on your post, “they” further validate and confirm your existence and that you are at least being heard, if not listened too.
The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave and light, without shame or blame.Thomas Hobbes
Instead of keeping your absurdity under tight control, what would happen if you stopped pretending you were normal and let your absurdity out?
i had a new insight into me…that i am stuck in perpetual beginning…i’m addicted to beginnings…when i don’t know what to do, i start something new…beginnings are exciting, beginnings are creative, there’s always something to do in beginnings…look at how many projects i’ve started in the last month and how many i’ve started this year…
How easy can you cross the borders of your public self, private self, and unknown self?