Seraphyna Wrote:Welcome So how did you come to the conclusion that you are what you are?
Lots of really shaky logic.
Honestly, I don't remember half of it. I base my conception of myself primarily on my perception of myself, and while I'd like to say that over the many years I've tried to hone it that I have, it's still completely subjective. On the other hand, I'm not sure what else it could
be, since I don't particularly believe that other people's little opinions about what people are or can be are on any more stable ground, particularly when in the vast majority of cases they're either relying on second-hand knowledge or some form of of-all-things magic.
So primarily I rely on my belief in the right to personal self-definition. I have a set of personality traits that fit with what I and a proportion of other people would call "elven" or "fey", and I see no reason not to simply call them that. On top of that, my incessant attempts to rationalize this have yet to entirely do away with my feeling that this has a spiritual cause, though given precedent, that might be entirely due to spite.
On the other hand, neither "believes it's sekritly a grand magical uberwhatsit temporarily constrained by don't-worry-your-mind-about-it" or "large portions of psyche created in bizarre, abstracted, childish fit of pique" are particularly, ahh, very good strikes against
the idea that I'm at least metaphorically fey, I think.
I've also got quite a number of little things from dreams, some amount of actual reasoning around here somewhere, and some number of other people who would support the idea that I am something like what I think I am, but none of that's my primary reasoning (anymore).
Part of the reason I want to come back around here is that I need to actually start doing some serious spiritual work, and I think I'm finally in a place where I can
without getting distracted by temporal problems or the usual personality issues one has to face while maturing.
Besides that, my self-image changes a lot in ways that can't entirely be put down to being some kind of shapeshifter, so really, while I'm sure enough to say "I believe I am this", I'm not sure I've come to much of a conclusion at all.
Quote:Hello. ^^ I, too, am of the Hellenic persuasion.
And that's an adorable name you have, there.