How all occasions do inform against me, And spur my dull revenge!

This makes me think of the difficulties we get into if we take a character’s view of themselves as the view on a play. For so many people, this play is about a wimpy or passive guy who fails to act decisively …but that’s just Hamlet’s opinion of himself. That’s taking his thoughts about his own experience as objective or face value. Lord knows I wouldn’t want anyone to judge me based on my self talk. We, most of us, have a much lower opinion of ourselves than others have of us. Except Donald Trump. I’m sure he does to bed at night telling himself he’s great and tremendous. But he surely doesn’t believe himself deep down in that orange tanned heart.

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