📚The autobiographical self emerged in the modern period as writers like D Quincy and Wordsworth explored the inner lives and emotions of individuals.
🌍This focus on the inner self challenged traditional notions of identity and emphasized the role of personal experience and individualism.
🔬The emergence of the autobiographical self mirrored scientific advancements in astronomy that contradicted traditional beliefs.
🌌The intense focus on the self in literature and philosophy of the time led to both individual empowerment and an increase in narcissism and self-obsession.
🤔The challenge of this century will be reconciling the exploration of the inner self with the world outside, finding a balance between self-reflection and engagement with the external world.