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Being an outsider is the only way one can truly discover ones true self To find yourself you must spend time with yourself An outsider unlike people who belong to a particular group isnt defined by the group but instead defined by their individual character So to really know or to fully understand ones self you must break away from the ways of the majority so they can discovery their own place in the world In accordance with that Elizabeth Telfer wrote Aristotle may still be right in saying that everyone ultimately seeks the good as he sees it but only if the good can cover both what the seeker thinks will be pleasant and what he thinks is good objectively 50 In the books Never Cry Wolf Siddhartha and Jonathan Livingston Seagull a character does exactly that In the book Never Cry Wolf the author main character and narrator Farley Mowat is faced with the idea of being an outsider Mowat was amongst nothing of any familiarity Mowat wrote in his book As I looked about me at the stark and cloud-topped hills the waste of pressure-rippled ice and beyond the valley to the desolate and treeless roll of tundra I had no doubt that this was excellent wolf country Mowat 23 He was virtually alone yet during this time of social isolation he was able to really see himself He was able to see all the things one tries to hide from themselves when among people of impression Through his isolation he was able to see and fix the faults hidden from view which would have never been found and rectified without his experience of isolation in the Canadian wilderness In the book Siddhartha the idea of being an outsider enters this story as well Siddhartha discovered that the only way to relieve suffering is the extinction of desire When one achieves enlightenment one achieves Nirvana which is the breaking away
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