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28-11-2013, 10:57 AM
Sense of "self".
What I mean by "self" is your thought process, the voice in your head, consciousness, ego.

Can you describe it, limited to one sentence?
Where is your sense of self? Does it exist purely within your head, behind your eyes or is it something else?
Is it a feeling? Can you describe the feeling in one sentence?

Be interested to hear peoples views, I may add more questions whilst I ponder this whilst eating my dinner.

I feel so much, and yet I feel nothing.
I am a rock, I am the sky, the birds and the trees and everything beyond.
I am the wind, in the fields in which I roar. I am the water, in which I drown.
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28-11-2013, 11:03 AM
RE: Sense of "self".
It's a sense that only appears when you think about it

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28-11-2013, 11:06 AM
RE: Sense of "self".
“I am what I am, and that's all that I am.”
― Popeye

"I don't have to have faith, I have experience." Joseph Campbell
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28-11-2013, 11:14 AM
RE: Sense of "self".
I am merely the Prime Minister of an unruly Parliament.

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28-11-2013, 11:17 AM
RE: Sense of "self".
an electric ant colony with a megalomaniac queen .

Theism is to believe what other people claim, Atheism is to ask "why should I".
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28-11-2013, 11:21 AM (This post was last modified: 28-11-2013 11:52 AM by DLJ.)
RE: Sense of "self".
The voices in my head... they made me do it.

Weeping


ps. Place your bets on HoC's response.

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28-11-2013, 11:39 AM
RE: Sense of "self".
Sensory inputs from multiple sources, rapidly referenced to memory, integrated, and organized in learned patterns, combined with already on-going chemical processes.
In short, the Parliament at work.

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28-11-2013, 12:07 PM (This post was last modified: 28-11-2013 12:11 PM by bemore.)
RE: Sense of "self".
Nice answers, however they are not the answers to my questions. I never asked for what the sense of self is. I asked people to describe how their sense of self is to them, if it has a feeling and what it means to experience it and where you feel it may be rooted (if anywhere)

I feel so much, and yet I feel nothing.
I am a rock, I am the sky, the birds and the trees and everything beyond.
I am the wind, in the fields in which I roar. I am the water, in which I drown.
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28-11-2013, 12:07 PM (This post was last modified: 28-11-2013 12:10 PM by Momsurroundedbyboys.)
RE: Sense of "self".
I am, what I am.

My sense of self, is what I am and everything I could hope to be.


But as if to knock me down, reality came around
And without so much as a mere touch, cut me into little pieces

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28-11-2013, 12:10 PM
RE: Sense of "self".
(28-11-2013 12:07 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  I am, what I am.
Do we share the same philosopher?Big Grin

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