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Some say they have more real feelings in imaginary situations than in real ones. Jill feels real sexual excitement in imaginary anticipation of real intercourse, but when it comes to the real thing she experiences once again no desire and no fulfilment. To live in the past or in the future may be less satisfying than to live in the present, but it can never be as disillusioning. The present will never be what has been or what could be. In the search for something outside time, there is an enervating sense of pointlessness and hopelessness.

Just a little boy’ is just what many authorities on children think a three-year-old human being is. Sixty years later that man, having come to believe he was just a little boy’ who had to learn all those things in order to become a ‘big man’, and having stuffed his mind with all the other things that big men tell little boys, having become a big man, begins to become an old man. But suddenly he begins to remember that it had all been a game. He had played at being a little boy, and at being a big man, and is now well into playing at being an Old man’.

He is playing, he is amusing himself. But what is he playing? We need not watch long before we can explain it: he is playing at being a waiter in a café’ JEAN-PAUL SARTRE (l957, p. 59) Our perception of ‘reality’ is the perfectly achieved accomplishment of our civilization. To perceive reality! When did people stop feeling that what they perceived was unreal? Perhaps the feeling and 29 SELF AND OTHERS the idea that what we perceive is real is very recent in human history. Sit in a room. Imagine that the room is not real, that one is conjuring it up: (A→B).

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