The Unlived Life: An Exploration of Identity
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I oftentimes find myself resisting my own potential, even when it could lead me to be the person I so desperately want to be. The following thesis includes a series of short essays detailing a lifelong struggle with resistance, as it is referred to in Steven Pressfield's War of Art. When I addressed the issue of resistance, I noticed it was most present in my journey to developing my identity. By identifying the seductive, yet detrimental forces of resistance, I can shed the limitations I have placed on myself and be happier for it. This is especially important to address in places of higher education, where students develop behaviors with which they conduct their lives and form their own identities.