how to be yourself in a world that wants to change you to be another copy from someone else.
I recognize that I am made up of several persons and that the person that at the moment has the upper hand will inevitably give place to another.
But which is the real one?
All of them or none?”
William Somerset Maughm: A Writer’s Note book.
As we said in how to be a better person post “the best part
People have the same instincts and constitutionlal buildup that they can be said to be the same in every society. Butthere are differences in the amalgam of instincts and emotions that constitute temperament, and here that first signs of differencesin personalty in human beings; some are inflammable, angry, caring, some are wild and unsociable, etc..
The Cultural Milieu:
In societies with advanced culture there is something that controls and regulates the elementary bodily and emotional characteristics through a gender plan which divides this mass into social roles according to sex.
Another socialization process comes with the division of labour , at first according to gender then in modern societies according to mental skills.
People differ in constitutional characteristics and talents, in modern societies the process of division of labor made work so diversified that there are more opportunities for different people with different capabilities and talents.
Ali Bin Abu Talib said:
The value of a human being is in what he does better.
And as civilization advanced there appeared a complex political, social, emotional.Aesthetic and moral device to regulate and control the behavior of persons.
The man who gets angry at the right things and with the right people, and in the right way and at the right time and for the right length of time, is commanded.
Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics. (Get the book)
And in this cultural milieu there are many cultural images and icons comprised of the best men and women found in the books of religion, history, thought, art literature which can act like role models for the young.
The mission of culture is to differentiate this mass of humans into a rich tapestry of well-chiseled individuals.
culture being a pursuit of our total perfection by means of getting to know. On all the matters which most concern us, the best which has been thought and said in the world.
M.Arnold: Culture Anarchy (Get the book)
This process aims at enabling each person to find the best form his personality needs.
The Multiplicity Of Images:
Of course there will be an effect lick the echo-room, many voices in side you that you have to live with; there is a danger that in this caucus you many lose your sense of being a certain “I”: yourself.
In human beings there is found a psychic nucleus that is called your soul, encirulingit a unique self-consciousness that is: “you”; And whatever experiences you pass through there is a strong thread of consciousness that remains the same.
How To Be Yourself
For example, when I was a small boy I was dreaming of becoming a writer, my literary idol was Ernst Hemingway, his strong influence inside of my talent reached a level of complete identification,
but I wanted to learn from his personal intellectual and artistic experience: the world doesn’t miss or need another Hemingway!
I wanted to be myself: my unique self.
So I’m beginning the long march on the road of authenticity by not repeating another’s voice: this is a waste of talent and never counts much.
I have my own social intellectual, emotional educational and human experience; with a stable identity nucleus and all filtered through anaesthetic and intellectual sensibility.