Self-Loathing: A curious phenomena

Roslina Chai (蔡姗珊)
6 min readMar 15, 2021
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In as much as hypocrisy may be the homage vice pays to virtue (attributed to François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac: 15 September 1613–17 March 1680) in the perennial wrestling between ‘is’ and ‘ought’, perhaps too self-loathing may be the tribute suffering pays to love.

Etymologically, to loathe one’s self may also be understood as finding one’s self displeasing, or to be disgusted…

Roslina Chai (蔡姗珊)

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