Journal Article — The Drinking Matrix: A Symbolic Self Interaction — by Neo Morpheus

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When our class began to get more in-depth and interesting, I learned something about myself. Watching the movie The Matrix was extremely fascinating, but the discussion after the movie proved to me to be of more value. The concept “Know Thyself” almost exploded before my very ears. The movie brought up theories and ideas which never occurred to me.

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When our class began to get more in depth and interesting, I learned something about myself. Watching the movie The Matrix was extremely fascinating, but the discussion after the movie proved to me to be of more value. The concept “Know Thyself” almost exploded before my very ears. The movie brought up theories and ideas which never occurred to me. I left that particular class that night with a feeling of confusion and doubt. Do I know myself? Do I know who I really am? Before this class I thought I had a firm grasp on knowing myself. The fact is John P. Hewitt, the author of our textbook Self and Society: A Symbolic Interactionist Social Psychology, and the movies we have watched have opened for me a window to escape, leaving me with a choice. I can remain in this cave and accept my false “I” who misses the whole picture. Or, I can slowly work myself out of this created cave of uncertainty.

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Morpheus, Neo. 2003. “The Drinking Matrix: A Symbolic Self Interaction.” Pp. 12-18 in Social Theories, Student Realities (Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge: Volume II, Issue 1,  2003). Belmont, MA: Okcir Press (an imprint of Ahead Publishing House).

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