The Journey of Self-discovery

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The Journey of Self-discovery ----A special bookreport last month, i read <the Invisible Man> by Ralph Ellison. it really moved me, and made me to reconsider about self-discovery. so this time, i did a research about this topic, and read some books else. and this essay is going to be a very special bookreport. i hope dear Mrs Guo would like it. Thesis statement: It is very important to know who we are and to realize “what we are running from, and to, and why.” Well-known German humanistic psychologist Erich Fromm once said that man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is and the most important product of his effort is his own personality. And another famous person—Josephine Hart also said that there is an eternal landscape, a geography of the soul; we search for its outlines all our lives. Also the great Buddha once said that your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. It is true that the journey of self-discovery runs through our whole lives. It is very important to know who we are and to realize “what we are running from, and to, and why.”(James Thurber) Introduction In the novel <the Invisible Man>, the narrator of invisible man struggles to arrive at a conception of his own identity. And in the first chapter---battle royal, the narrator said that I was naïve. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer. It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: That I am nobody but myself. (Ralph Ellison ) From this narration, we can see that self-discovery is a very difficult and long journey. It will make you suffer from weariness, disappointment and losing. But why people are so eager to find

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