Critical thinking to build a solid personality.
The pressure to stand out in a society where “the hell of sameness” is presented as a pit out of which we are exhorted to extract ourselves. The self-imposed need for check-lists as compulsory rituals to achieve happiness. The “ideology of personality” which manifests itself in the form of emotional bulimia, where we accumulate and accumulate experiences to vomit them ipso facto on social networks. The painful gap, which widens by the minute, between the real self and the virtual self. The tension of demanding full realization and productivity from free time, thus blocking the possibility of enjoyment…
All these elements, if not analyzed under the logic of critical thinking, will end up shaping a personality doomed to experience chronic discouragement. And in the face of this, few drugs are more effective than philosophy.
Philosophy as a tool to build our personality in the face of the prevailing volatility of the present age.
The new essay by José Carlos Ruiz dissects our times with a surgical eye to show us the seams of an increasingly complex world.