Sartre: Bad Faith
Its (opposite -antithesis) is Bad Faith
- Am I sincere when I am doing nothing?
[Aristotle : Am I happy when I am doing nothing?]
- We see the "I" as a project. Therefore it is a task to be realized. It is always in a state of becoming.
- I am always under an obligation to make myself
- he is not a waiter, but he acts, plays the role of a waiter[ The same applies to the merchant, the grocer , the nurse, the security guard]
- In each role the person follows a code of conduct, assumes a certain way, smilling in a certain way, enacts a role.
- I as for he plays the role, he is a person in that role.
- The role is a role made by somebody else.
- Now suppose I degrade the waiter as he waits, does he have the right to be insukted? - and say "I am not a waiter"!
- Is there a difference between the waiter and the person inside?
- Am I a waiter or am not a waiter when I play the rple of waiter.
- Is somebody else inside me when I am acting as a waiter?
AGAIN. Suppose I am playing the role of Hamlet on stage, is my role mental?
Can it be neutralized?
- Suppose I am sad. In this sadness when I am sad. Sadness- animates all the being, including the being of anybody.
Here is there a difference between the sadness and "me"
It is hard to be , or to achieve, sincerity (good faith) because it is a contradiction with the struggle of consciousness.
You see. I am what I am. But what I am is a goal. I become what I am when I realize the goal which makes me what I am But at what instant I become a new goal to be realized.
This is an ongoing process. So I am never what I am! Therefore I can never be sincere - true to myself.
Finally Is love, all kinds of human love possible?