That, from The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller, effectively captures the bottomless darkness that resides where the core of the “true self” discourse is supposed to be. The truth of the self, apparently, is that you are sad, helpless, and alone. Anything short of that is “inauthentic.” 

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