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SET 5/15 – LIVING AN AUTHENTIC LIFE

The main focus of this set will be on Asifa Lahore, a Muslim transvestite who fights ignorance and human predigious in his own way.

 

 

 

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DAY 1

“A lot of people today are living really inauthentic lives… You can either allow different identities or different communities to get in the way of you being you or you can just be you and face up to it.” – Asifa Lahore

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 2

This one reminds me of Sartre: if you choose to live honestly and courageously, you’ve made of yourself an honest and courageous person. If you don’t, you’re just a coward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 3

I thought some Mykki Blanco (hetero? homo?metro?trans?who cares?) would be appropriate for this week’s theme.

I love the glitchy edit in this one –

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 4

The only successful way to deal with the absurdity of life is through living authentically – living in accord with who you are or being true to who you are. But most people are not authentic, it’s hard to do. And for the most part, human beings want to take the easy path in life.

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DAY 5

Sartre calls inauthenticity “bad faith”:

“Things don’t have to be the way they are. Sartre urges us to create new institutions, habits, outlooks and ideas. The admission that life is not inherently meaningful can be a source of immense relief when we feel oppressed by the weight of tradition and the status quo.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAST DAY

Look, it’s 2014. Sexual orientation is not a choice. What is a choice is ignorance and human prejudice on the matter.

ÔÇťAsifa

 

 

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