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The legacy of slavery (2): Identity and pathologies
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The legacy of slavery (2): Identity and pathologies

In one very interesting piece of Dutch research, alienation and loneliness were analysed under four helpful identity types: ‘integrated identity, (an identity with both their ethnic group, and wider society), ‘separated identity’ (a strong ethnic identity, but weak national identity), ‘assimilated identity’ (a strong national identity only) and ‘marginalized identity’ […]

Should we love ourselves?
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Should we love ourselves?

Do people really love themselves? Some writers think that people do not love themselves, saying that true self-love, in the sense of self-acceptance, is learned, often very painfully so. I agree.   Nigel Pocock   Part of the difficulty is that people confuse self-esteem and self-love. I concur, with Scott […]