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51Self-consciousness is an acute sense of self-awareness. It is a preoccupation with oneself, as opposed to the philosophical state of self-awareness, which is the awareness that one exists as an individual being. According to Schopenhauer, man can, through self-consciousness, make a choice between affirming or denying the will.

44 Charles Dickens was obsessed with the idea of a gentleman, what it meant in Victorian society, who was part of it. Being a gentleman for Dickens wasn’t as much about money as it was about style, manners, and knowledge. I truly think this still holds today.