Thinker Thursdays — Who Are You?

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‘This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.’

Ironically enough, the identity (self) of Shakespeare has been called into question. Was he this amazing brilliant and prolific a writer, really? Or more like a producer, who collected a brilliant team of writers, stole their work, and passed it off as his own?

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Unfortunately, there can be no doubt that man is, on the whole, less good than he imagines himself or wants to be. Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is. — Carl Jung

Don’t want to be a toxic mess? Don’t want to be, “transformed into a maniac or a savage beast, always inclined to lay the blame on external circumstances?”

The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge. — Carl Jung

So, who are you? Do you really want to know? Of course, you’re fine with whatever you have brought to light, your best self, for everyone and all to see. But do you dare to recognize, your darkness? Can you play with all the pieces of you? Here’s a DC go-go tune about it, to assist in your exploration.

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