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May
27
comment Is “selbstbewusst” a negative word?
Found one interesting use in a Ph.D. thesis in the area of A.I.. More will follow.
May
27
comment Is “selbstbewusst” a negative word?
@Emanuel Very true. 100% right one that one. But the perceived majority (internet crowd) may not always be a good indicatior for the general population. Best example is this whole Q&A dialog.
May
27
comment Is “selbstbewusst” a negative word?
@JoachimSauer Interesting point that the English version self-conscious in common use spills over to the negativ side, and the German one to the positiv side :-)
May
27
comment Is “selbstbewusst” a negative word?
@Emanuel If democracy is the new rule for language, then German is going down the shitter. E.g. 99/100 people (on the inter-web) write standart instead of standard. Does that make it correct? I don't think so. Micro-democracy always sucks, because to many thugs make too hasty or emonatially based decisions.
May
27
comment Is “selbstbewusst” a negative word?
It is a false "false friend". See my answer and german wikipedia de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selbstbewusstsein Don't be fooled by the false friend hoax.
May
27
comment Is “selbstbewusst” a negative word?
@JoachimSauer I answered without reading the german wiki entry first, but it covers my answer quite well - e.g. it differentiates between the "common" use and how Kant and Hegel understood it "correctly". You have to read the whole article, but here one excerpt backing up my statements: Die affirmative (positive) Konnotierung im allgemeinen Sprachgebrauch des Begriffs verstellt den reinen Wortsinn: Denn ein Modus des Selbstbewusstseins in diesem Sinne wäre beispielsweise nicht nur der Stolz, sondern ebenso die Scham. See de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selbstbewusstsein for more.
May
27
comment Is “selbstbewusst” a negative word?
"These days"™ only refers to a whole sub generation misusing the word, which does not automatically make the correct meaning invalid. Selbstbewusst broken down is self-aware and is "wrongly" used as confident. Some social classes pick up expressions with less vetting, thus you have to differentiate between who is using the word.