The reality of who we are does not belong to us solely
I recently watched a series entitled “Breakout” which was about how men in U.S. prisons planned and accomplished their escapes. What stood out to me in each instance was how every prisoner was sure that if he could only get outside the prison walls he would then be able to live a “normal” life. They really seemed to think that once outside the prison walls the past deeds which had landed them within those walls would be as if they had never happened. This struck me as both bizarre and the ultimate expression of the narcissism fostered by our me-centric culture, this thinking that reality can be remade according to our likes and dislikes.
Reality is not at all interested in our interpretation of it, and… to some extent… reality insists upon our compliance with its demands. This is certainly something made clear to me through…
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