Tuesday, October 16, 2007

My, I Have an Interesting Bellybutton...

Another idea from THE DREAMER EXAMINES HIS PILLOW:

One of the characters is off living in isolation, because he feels he needs to find himself.

Another character is amused by this.

We are only who we are in connection with the people and the world with which we interact, after all – so to seek one’s identity through isolation is a wasted exercise.

Hmmm…

Just my thoughts,

Sean

2 comments:

Omar P. said...

Yes, but someone living in so-called isolation still has a relationship to God and their environment (the natural world). I think there are things that can be learned about oneself in isolation (cf. the movie "Cast Away.")

I don't think isolation is a path for everyone, but I wouldn't dismiss it out of hand.

Anonymous said...

I've always thought that if you spend all your time Finding Yourself (TM), you won't have any time to HAVE a Self to find.