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Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself. Options
Daemon
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 12:00:00 AM
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Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
akg
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 3:34:09 AM
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Does this mean one tries to conceal himself by talking too much about himself ?
Luftmarque
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 3:36:26 AM

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Perhaps one who talks about himself a great deal is attempting to create a false impression, a "smoke-screen" of words, but the attempt itself reveals his character.

}- Luftmarque لوفتمارك -{ Le doute n'est pas une condition agréable, mais la certitude est absurde.—Voltaire
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It could mean that it is possible to hide one's true character by creating a false persona through one's own words.
weedpuller
Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2009 11:33:29 AM
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It sounds like a quote from a therapist rather than a philosopher. The quote is clever, but hard to decipher because the person referred to could be a mental patient unconsciously motivated to hide their trueselves by babbling about themselves while on the couch.
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For reveal to exist, there must also be conceal.
For every unit amount of revealing you manufacture, an equal amount of concealment is manufactured. It is the law.

"Supposin' I was to go to work and learn how to... to read writin'. Well, how'd I know that the feller that... that wrote the writin' was a writin' the writin' right? See it could be that he wrote the writin' all wrong. Here I'd be just a readin' wrong writin', don't ya see? You probably been doin' it your whole life, just a readin' wrong writin' and not even knowin‘ it." Festus
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