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It is in fact true that consciousness is transparent to itself, and grasps itself as such, it does seem that the I is not on that account transparent to it. It is not given to it as different from an object. The apprehension of an object by consciousness does not by the same token reveal to it its properties. The same is true for the I.
If this I is in fact presented to us as a kind of immediate given in the act of reflection by which consciousness grasps itself as transparent to itself, for all that, nothing indicates that the whole of this reality - and it is granting quite a bit already to say that we come to a judgement of existence.
The word "interest" - the late, technical and accounting origin; it is derived from the Latin word "interest", which is written in the account-books in front of expected income.