William Deresiewics

This is what the contemporary self wants. It wants to be recognized, wants to be connected: It wants to be visible…If the property that grounded the self, in Romanticism, was sincerity, and in modernism it was authenticity, then in postmodernism it is visibility.

So we live exclusively in relation to others, and what disappears from our lives is solitude….But no real excellence, personal or social, artistic, philosophical, scientific, or moral, can arise without solitude.

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