011 – The Precariousness of the Human Psyche

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“In the name of truth we must recognize that we do not have a defined individuality. I would say, clearly, that within each person live many people. This could be rejected by the fanatics of the materialistic dialectic, but it could never be rejected by truly intelligent people.

Anger, greed, lust, envy, pride, laziness, and gluttony, with all their ramifications, deep down constitute a series of successive I’s that live within us here and now.

Within us there is presently not an authentic individuality. No one is the same person for even half an hour. If I were to think that one of you was the same person for half an hour, obviously I would not only be abusing you, but what’s worse, I would also be hurting myself.

So then, we don’t have an authentic individuality…”