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Re: Identity disturbance Sigismund

Posted by susan47 on August 26, 2008, at 13:03:51

In reply to Re: Identity disturbance, posted by Sigismund on August 25, 2008, at 15:57:59

> When Brecht was dying he heard some blackbirds outside the window of his Berlin hospital and wrote
>
> 'For nothing can be wrong with me if I myself am nothing. Now I managed to enjoy the song of every blackbird after me too.'
>
Dear Sigismund,
I don't know what this means, in addition to the first sentence, how does this reflect the first thought? "No I managed to enjoy the song of every blackbird after me too" What is Brecht talking about? Is he the "I"? does this mean after he dies, he's still enjoying the sound of every blackbird? And is he also the blackbird, then?
Your next thought is going too fast for me. I don't understand it.
Help! I want to understand.
> If it is true that our sense of self is a fiction, having a disturbed sense of self might (just sometimes) turn out to be an advantage.
>
> I got a diagnosis of lack of a sense of identity (an idea from Erickson?) 35 years ago, and have been disturbed ever since (of course), but I do think the sense of self you have is something you work with and something which changes over time. It's not just given. My father wasn't impressed with this no sense of identity business. He could see I wasn't him.


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