“Tell Me What You Pay Attention to and I Will Tell You Who You Are.” – Jose Ortega Y Gasset

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WRITTEN PAPER : “Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.” – Jose Ortega y Gasset

In my paper I write about a quote from Jose Ortega y Gasset: “Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are”. Jose Ortega y Gasset (9 may 1883-18 octomber 1995) was a Spanish liberal philosopher and assayist working during the first half of the 20th century. His influence was considerable, not only because many sympathized with his philosophical writings, but also because those writings did not require that the reader be well-versed in technical philosophy. I also like other quotes by Ortega y Gasset like: “Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which
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To maintain my idea I will give an example. In my first year of studying psychology I have a teacher that I loved very much, she was young, very agreeable and open to us and her teaching was perfect, at classes she was dressed formal, but in her personal life she was the rock type kind of girl and with “rock type” I’m talking about her clothes and the type of music she listen to; she has tattoo’s all over her back. What I am trying to say is that if someone saw her, with her rock looks and style and the tattoo’s all over her back will, maybe, say what the majority thinks about people who listen and adopt the rock style, that she is a “trashy” person, that she maybe don’t take showers very often and that she is a weird person, listening to weird music with a low interest to culture, art, school/studies. A few will think positively about her and her career, but that’s the way the majority of us people think nowadays and it’s a sad and also wrong way of seeing things. Of course, from my example I can deduce that the person who is putting this

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