In the original text of Sickness Unto Death, Kierkegaard plays with the Danish language to describe humanity’s relation to the self. He writes that our selfhood is not a “gave” but an “opgave.” This roughly translates to say that the self is not a gift, but a given. In other words, the fact that we have a self is an assignment rather than a blessing. We are not given a self, but are forced to choose and create ourselves.
My newest addition! Done at Sol Tribe in Denver. Christel Perkins does all my ink…she is uhh-maaa-zing! I cant say enough good things about her. She blows my mind. If youre in Denver, get inked by her!