The myth of You
Western culture is convulsed with the idea of being you, or, more appropriately, you-with-a-capital-Y. Supposedly all people are called to be authentic to the unique “You” planted in each of them, to a complete identity that one can accept but cannot change. Each person is born as all that they will ever be. Many have stopped to wonder: what is this You, exactly? How does one discover and define it? Earlier this month, these questions were posed by Elad Nehorai in the Guardian. His answers are surprising.