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LAW 25: Re-create Yourself

Do not accept the roles that society foists on you. Re-create yourself by forging a new identity, one that commands attention and never bores the audience. Be the master of your own image rather th...

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The 48 Laws of Power

The 48 Laws of Power

by Robert Greene

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Shape Your Personality

The character you seem to have been born with is not necessarily who you are: beyond the characteristics you have inherited, your parents, your friends, and your peers have helped to shape your per...

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Take Control of the Process

The Promethean task of the powerful powerful is to take control of the process, to stop allowing others that ability to limit and mold them. Remake yourself into a character of power. Working on yo...

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The Predominance of Self-Consciousness

The first step in the process of self-creation is self-consciousness-being aware of yourself as an actor and taking control of your appearance and emotions. As Diderot said, the bad actor is the on...

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The Weakness of Sincerity

People who wear their hearts on their sleeves out society are tiresome and embarrassing. Their sincerity notwithstanding, it is hard to take them seriously. Those who cry in public may temporarily ...

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Learn Self-control and adopt Plasticity

Good actors control themselves better. They can play sincere and heartfelt, can affect a tear and a compassionate look at will, but they don't have to feel it. They externalize emotion in a form th...

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Denis diderot

Do not people talk in the society of a man being a great actor? They do not mean by that he feels, but that he excels in simulating, thou...

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Creation of a Memorable Character

Create a memorable character that compels attention, that stands out above the other players on the stage. This was the game Abraham Lincoln played. The homespun, common country man, he knew, was a...

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Baltasar Gracian

"Know how to be all things to all men. A discreet Proteus-a scholar among scholars, a saint among saints. That is the art of winning over everyone, for like attracts like. Take note of temperam...

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