Friday, June 18, 2004

Am I ego-centric? I asked Brian last night and he just laughed.

I know I am, really, I was just trying to guage whether or not anyone noticed. I mean, a certain amount of ego-centrism is de rigeur, isn't it?

Speaking of ego, I prefer the term "das Ich" to "the ego." So much more Freudian. What would Freud say about our need to make words more mysterious and impressive by putting them in Latin? Does removing the 'I' from ego obscure or reveal it? Do we put 'das Ich' in Latin to remind ourselves that 'I' is a refracted term, or are we just pretentious?

Can I speak without using the interrogative? Does it matter?

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