Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions~Oscar Wilde Your take??
I don't think he's too far off the mark--if at all.
Many people are motivated by their peers and will follow them, even if their views are not really that agreeable to them. This is possibly why some people appear two-faced. They'll say one thing to one person and something else to someone else, depending upon who's listening.
Those with their own opinions are often cast out--unless they're the ones everyone else wants to follow.
Well, ever thought that we've ever had has surely been thought before by some one else, there is nothing new under the sun. But for us to think that every thing that makes us up is entirely founded on what others have told us to think and has nothing to to with our own personality is wrong I think. Even the person most intent on being a follower has their own thoughts whether they choose to follow them or not. I'm my own person, the way that my thoughts are disected inside of me is completely me. Even if one is trying to be some one else, the person they have chosen to be points to their own ideal and so is them in a way too. When Mr Wilde said that I believe what he was really thinking was everyone else but me is some one else, their thoughts are someone else's. People are at their core too self interested to say something that completely tears who they are apart and believe it.
It is just that you have not consciously decided to be the individual you were born to be. God gave you a mind to learn how to become the best you, that you can be, not to be like a parrot or a monkey and mimic others, otherwise you might just as well have been made a robot.
I think that, by using this quote, you have proved the argument?
I believe that Oscar Wilde was unique: a one-of-a-kind personality, writer and wit. He lived his life independently of what others thought or believed. But he may have believed that others were afraid to be themselves - to act in accordance with their inner voice. He lived in Victorian England during a time when the people were constricted by the mores and culture that existed. See my hub: "Interview with Oscar Wilde" and you will know more about the tenor of the times.
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