Sunday, 20 September 2009

Authentic Existence

It is often taken to mean that one has to "find oneself" and then live in accordance with this self. A common misunderstanding is that the self is something you can find if you look hard enough, that one's true self is substantial.

What is meant by authenticity is that in acting, one should act as oneself, not as One, one's genes or any other essence. The authentic act is one that is in accordance with one's freedom.

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