scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 469
The most important elements comprising the Western concept of the self are probably the soul and self identity As Plato has made clear you really are just a soul before God Believing in this religious answer to the question Who am I means accepting that your possessions and accomplishments along with your body is nothing merely insignificant In philosophy this soul or real self is called the essential self The essential self is the set of characteristics that defines a particular person I believe this is the most important element not only by process of elimination but in a society based on Christian beliefs it is most certainly true to this nation But in that same sense I believe there is a lot of self found in being a social construct In America we are taught that individuality is important People can only be but so individual Society creates laws By being a good citizen and following these laws you are in some small way being affected by society and thus adopt this construct Ironically we have been taught about being an individual through society in the first place which furthers the idea that individuality is a social construct Self Identity the way in which a person characterizes the essential self could even be considered part of the social construct theory We characterize whom we are based on terms developed by society Regardless of which one of these two self-concepts you take it is important to know that how you perceive yourself determines the relationships you have with others So if you are to go along with the social construct theory you are going to have to accept the fact that how you see yourself as an individual and what you attempt to do for mankind could affect other such social constructs In a society where mixed opinions of religion are becoming more commonplace it is difficult to say
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA