46 votes
Not settling for the mere condition of a human-animal and developing the qualities that will make us truly human, such is the ultimate task facing us. The pressing challenge, though, is to prevent Bob, our “inner bonobo”, to end up taking control. So much of our behaviour already bears its mark! Practically speaking, we need to imagine the worst and take the initiative, in other words strive to take control of our self. Only on this basis can we work toward cultivating our humanity....
82 votes
By - Oct 19, 2021 ...
Tags : Ego, Ethical practice, Imperious Self,...
There is no Nobel Prize (to date) rewarding ethics research, but surely no one would dispute that in this field Ostad Elahi was perfectly learned. What is meant here by the word “learned”? Being learned is not merely knowing. A learned indi...
60 votes
By - Sep 23, 2021 ...
Tags : Ethical practice, Ethics, Imperious Self,...
The imperious self is an anti-self, i.e., a contrary force that is rebellious and systematically out to pull us away from where our real self—our soul—wants to lead us. If you want to meet with your imperious self, there is nothing simpler,...
90 votes
By - Apr 30, 2021 ...
Tags : Ethical practice, Ethics, Imperious Self,...
As we have seen, the imperious self functions on the basis of the “terrestrial” values (ego and material interests). Its action on us could be summarized as follows: to focus our thoughts and aspirations solely toward terrestrial values and...
96 votes
By - Feb 27, 2021 ...
Tags : Ethical practice, Ethics, Imperious Self,...
If the plural “portraits” is used here, it is to best illustrate the multifaceted and elusive figure of our inner life for the imperious self is a shape-shifting model that makes for a difficult subject for a painter. We never really know w...
By - Oct 27, 2018 ...
Tags : Assessment

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