the self is merely a portrayal that emerges from the depths of our presence to which we have no entry. thus self-delusion serves inner stability.
– it is not that we see ourselves as we want to see ourselves, but as we are able to bear ourselves. there are deep conflicts in each and every one of us that one could not endure if it were not for the gift of being able to secede from oneself.” —prof. doc. gerhard roth