Murdering the Symbolic You

Your symbolic existence is your identity. When our truth or life purpose is threatened we react as though death is imminent.

To kill my illusions is to kill my identity, the “I”.

This is an act of murder in which humans gleefully participate to “reveal the truth.”

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