Felt like having some deep philosophical discussion & debate, since the old "debate" thread has long gone derelict.To start it off, let's dissect the idea of "the true self." There's a lot of variations on this, but the gist is always the same; a person under some kind of duress or hardship shows who they "really" are. It's a popular theme and used in a lot of movies & literature. Basically the opposite - a person is only really themselves when free of any consequence.So which is it? Are we only "ourselves" under pressure, or when completely free of it?And while we're on the subject: is it better to be the same person regardless of circumstance, or to be what the situation requires you to be?