Friday, October 4, 2013

The Authentic Self, Part 1 - Individualism in a Conformist Society (+pla...

The idea of an authentic self is not particularly new, but it's insightful to consider its relationship to those of us who find ourselves in an industrialized society, where conformity, fitting in, and doing so peacefully and quietly, or at least with the help of the stupefying effects of alcohol and other legal drugs, is encoded within us beginning from birth or even before in many ways. In this video blog, I explore the idea conformity and commodification of self and the implications these have for living a fulfilling life.