Subjectivity In Jean Paul Sartre
Sartre defines Subjectivity as man projecting itself into a future, taking responsibility of its own will. Subjectivity is not just man having freedom to choose its essence, is man taking responsibility of its “will”, hence nature vs. nurture-why man choose what it’s wanting to be. You are what you are because of your own choice, therefore you, man or woman, are a project that has a subjective existence. Consequently, even if God existed, it doesn’t matter, you attain your own self existence only when you are what you project yourself to be, not what you would like to be. (Sartre Pg. 23) Furthermore, the first effect of existentialism is to make you (human being) responsible for your own existence by making you conscious of what you are, hence you are not just responsible of your own individual existence; your responsibility has more weight, hence when you choose for yourself, you are choosing for everyone. Moreover, when you will yourself to choose, you choose for the good of …show more content…
The existentialist believes that we experience anguish as it carries the burden to choose, not just for yourself, hence when making individual choices, for every choice you make on your behalf, you also choosing for the behalf of humanity. Furthermore, when you choose to act, or behave in a certain manner or fashion, you have established the way everyone should act or behave under such contexts. You can choose to hide your anguish and not concern yourself with the responsibility of your behavior, yet you can be selfish enough to believe that your behavior does not involve no one but yourself, and shrug at the thought of influence. Moreover, Sartre acknowledges this denial as some type of bad faith. (Sartre) Bad faith in the sense of keeping something to yourself and fail to acknowledge what you have.
Let’s examine the position of leadership, many leaders may experience anguish when they are facing multiple options before they take a stand to choose, on behalf of whatever the circumstances are that might affect those under him or outside him. Furthermore, Sartre explains that all leaders might feel anguish, but it does not prevent them from acting; despite the fact that some of these choices might affect or impact the life of