How much have you changed since you initiated adult life? It is a milestone difficult to measure – what makes you an adult, and since when you made this move, psychologically? Was it when you moved away from home, or when you started to pay all your bills? Was it when you got married, had kids?
Self-Portrait with Pipe by Vincent van Gogh, 1886
Think about all the ways you have changed – have you ever imagined? You have been so many people, and all those people are inside you some way, fading as they have to share space with a self that constantly grows new. Not all changes are desirable, but if we understand how dynamic we are, we start thinking on ways to actively move in the direction we perceive as best.
So, as a person that is constantly changing, what makes you, you? What is the essence of a human being? Is there such a thing? Is our concept of self anything but the idea of a consciousness that processes and store information acknowledged by senses from the collection of experiences human beings have, mixing them up in a way there are a few patterns to learn from?
I don’t have an answer for those. What about you?
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