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By Doug “Uncola” Lynn via TheBurningPlatform.com

Paradoxically, some of the most difficult questions are quite simple to ask. Examples might include:  Who do we think we are? Who are we really? What are we doing? Why do we do what we do? Is there something better we should be doing? What does winning look like? How would we define success in our current and future circumstances? What must be done to get where we want to be?

Formulating and phrasing those inquiries is easy enough- even if the answers take some more time and consideration. Yet the real irony is that the questions are rarely asked, let alone answered.  And even if we were to internally canvass those queries, any resolutions would ultimately be guided by ideology, or intellectual constructs, and tempered by circumstance.

For instance, it would be one thing to ask and answer those types of questions during a time of relative peace and prosperity, and quite another during difficult ongoing situations such as war, surviving post-apocalyptical scenarios, or staying alive in a gulag-style prison encampment, just to name a few.

In every circumstance, our personal perceptions of identity are derived from the stories we tell ourselves. Of course, some of the narration may have originated from external sources but the feedback loops don’t become part our identity until we accept them readily into our ongoing internal dialogue.  Someone can say you’re good looking but that won’t be how you see yourself until you believe it by saying to yourself:  “Yeah, I kind of am”.

We’re aware and we KNOW we’re aware.  Or, as the seventeenth-century French philosopher and mathematician Rene Descartes phrased it:  I THINK, therefore I AM.  And there is an interactive dialectic at play within those statements that is, in fact, how we converse with ourselves; how we curse ourselves for saying something stupid or when we laugh at our own jokes.  We think while being aware of what we’re thinking and that’s how we tell ourselves stories; regardless from whence the tales originated. It is how bullshit travels the entire world like ocean waves, except with even more force than gravity’s tug on tides.

Stories can bind or tear apart. They can soothe or roil individual relations, families, societies, and nations.  A powerful narrative proves time and time again how faith moves mountains.

The stories in our heads play as movies in our minds; even to the point of framing our very identities.  So much so, entire cultures are comprised of those believing the same tales; complete with common heroes and a universal accord regarding the wrong stuff that motivates mutually condemned enemies and villains.

Again, the stories we tell ourselves are “tempered by circumstance”, which is just another way of saying they are “refined by reality”.  In three-dimensions are the stories cast in fires of actual experience; where falsehoods are flamed away and truth gets forged like swords in a furnace.

If time and circumstance affects the stories we tell ourselves, even unto the formation of our very identities – then so, too, are heroes and villains classified in the same manner.  During periods of prosperity or hardship these polemic constructs form our internal dialogues to varying degrees, before bending, or breaking, by reality’s bite.

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