two passages from “I; From Self Awareness to Esteem to Actualization in Solitude and in Good Company (i.e., in and out of episodes of loneliness)”

These passages are from a prosimetrum I’m writing, essentially, about self esteem and self actualization both from philosophical and psychological points of view especially. Along with two verses I’m also including the epigraph and the prologue…

“What is unique about the ‘I’ hides itself exactly in what is unimaginable about a person. All we are able to imagine is what makes everyone like everyone else, what people have in common. The individual ‘I’ is what differs from the common stock, that is, what cannot be guessed at or calculated, what must be unveiled, uncovered, conquered”

-Milan Kundera; The Unbearable Lightness of Being; p. 199


…A theme of many of my dreams:

to experience my own self esteem

in love and sex as well as in academe

as well as other social scenes

cleaning up political machines

drawing them

away from the ATM screens 

with thoughts on what virtue possibly means…


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