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A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Who are you, in the end? What, if anything, defines you? What is it that makes you you? Don’t tell me about your job, your family, your hobbies or interests. All of those are hostage to circumstanc…More
Who are you, in the end? What, if anything, defines you? What is it that makes you you?
Don’t tell me about your job, your family, your hobbies or interests. All of those are hostage to circumstance, subject to change. Given the right price, the right circumstances, you could leave your job. Your family could be taken away from you, or you from them. Important as these things may be, they are, in principle, transitory. Is there anything in you that is not transitory, not hostage to circumstance, not subject to renegotiation or compromise?
Is there anything, for instance, that you could never, ever bring yourself to do, regardless of the price, or whatever pressure might be brought to bear upon you? And if there is nothing like that — if you are infinitely malleable, capable of becoming, under the right circumstances, anything at all — then are you really anyone at all? Do you have an identity, a self? Or only a particular configuration under present conditions?
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