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    I feel like there’s some truth to this (I haven’t read the article, since it sounds unneeded for the discussion, just talking on the concept).

    Take for example, those who try to conform to fundamentalist religion and finally “find themselves,” as it were by realizing they just can’t embrace it. That they can’t authentically foow it and they have to leave in order to be themselves.

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    But before that they were their authentic self too.

    A deluded self.

    Humans are not born rational.

    It must be learned.

    The irrational self is the authentic self.

    Until it isn't.

    It is impossible to not be authentic. The idea is meaningless.

    Even if you are lying and putting on a total act that is your authentic self choosing it and doing it. It is your act.

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    Quote Originally Posted by untermensche View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fromderinside View Post
    True, true, true ... (no disrespect rousseau), but any opportunity to show untermensche how the petard works it an opportunity that must be taken.
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    It is impossible to not be authentic.

    Whatever you do it is you doing it.

    Even if you try to imitate another.

    It is you doing the imitation.

    A person is what they are. Don't be deluded into thinking they are something else, like a mindless robot.
    Wind him up and off he goes in a direction very predictable. Nope. Not authentic.

    Appearance is the sham.

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    Are you saying your time here is a sham?

    True.

    But that is your authentic self.

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    Nope.

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    Your sense of authenticity disagrees.

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