The “masks” on my face
The Springtime festival of Purim is a day when Israelis dress up in costumes as various characters. For most of us, children and adults, this is a particularly beloved holiday – in which we allow ourselves to change, to become a different person, sometimes to even fulfill a dream for one day. We put on our faces and/or bodies a “mask” different from the “costume,” different from the “masks” of the rest of the year, and go out into the world on this day different.
The masks in our lives is an issue I would like to expand on here, to give a broader perspective. What is a “mask” in the world of psychology and how does it serve us? Psychologist Carl Jung calls our external personality...
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