Productive you, desiring you

The more you see yourself as productive, i.e., someone who accomplishes your desires, the more "you" becomes an act of capturing outcomes.

This is because actions for purpose become utility, and utility is a trait of objects: to pride yourself on your "use" ahead of your "self" is to subjugate your value to production.

Similarly, equating your identity with desire (and its fulfillment) is to relate to all things as gratification or blockage; reductionist othering converts everything into objects and acts.

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