What Is That We Truly Own

Updated: Nov 24

Writer: Pir Servan Tutşi

Situating ourselves in relation to a thing, whether solid or abstract, is a big part of our lives. We are the students at schools, writers of books, and followers of ideologies. Nevertheless, structures of most of, maybe all of, these relations are such that they are not definite and can easily be adjusted: they are not secure. Throughout this essay, I will try to find a thing with which we are in a secure relation.

To begin with, what is the secure relation we are seeking? If there is a secure relation between a person and a thing, that relation should be robust against any external usurper; the person should be able to exert control and limitation