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post #39 of Old 06-06-2014
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Re: Rediscovering one's "Self"

If you want to figure out how to quit being an extrovert and find chicks...
...quit reading Thoreau. 1. It is a celebration of solitary acetism, hardly the best choice for someone wanting to figure out how to interact with people and himself. 2. It is a loner cliche that reeks of doom, second only in dismal creepiness to the "Catcher in the Rye" fascination of lone gunmen, and 3. It is pretentious.

There is no "finding" yourself. You already have. You are a guy who sits on his boat reading Thoreau. Searchign for a deeper self is just mental masturbation.

How does one find one's true self? Be the self you want to see. There. Done.

You are correct, living aboard does not define you, but it also doesn't have to confine you.

It's 5 o'clock somewhere:

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