• Know Thyself

We’re so occupied in disguising ourselves to be socially accepted that we forget who we really are.
What do we really feel? Why can’t we accept ourselves as we are? Why are we unhappy and eternally unsatisfied?
These are the questions and starting point for this project.

Socrates summed up that all philosophical commandments could be reduced to “Know thyself.”
Lao Tse stated in the Tao Te Ching, “Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”
And in Hamlet, William Shakespeare wrote, “This above all, to thyne own self be true. And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.”

Being aware of your feelings, understand and control them is the first step to happier living.
Only through the acceptance of who you are and building a self-compassion and caring relationship with yourself , you can live emotionally free and without unnecessary negative baggage.

2022

Alessandra Favetto - Fine art self portrait photographer

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