The Inescapable Self: A Tribute to Soren Kierkegaard’s “Sickness unto Death”

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Soren Kierkegaard (1813 — 1855)

No matter how far you travel into outer space;
nor how deep you descend into the depths of the sea;
No matter how fast you move;
nor how slow your pace;
No matter how busy you are;
nor how bored you may be;
No matter how happy you are;
nor how depressed you may feel;
No matter how intoxicated you are;
nor how sober you may be:
You can never, ever escape from yourself.
Travel around the globe several times
and you still come back to the same
point of origin:
Yourself.
Whether you are awake or asleep;
whether in life or death;
there is no escaping from one human being:
Yourself.
No matter where you go;
nor what you may do;
there is no escape from being you.

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