Sense of "self".
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28-11-2013, 12:19 PM
RE: Sense of "self".
(28-11-2013 12:07 PM)bemore Wrote:  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)

define with an example, how would X famous person answer you question. ?

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28-11-2013, 12:31 PM
RE: Sense of "self".
(28-11-2013 12:19 PM)sporehux Wrote:  
(28-11-2013 12:07 PM)bemore Wrote:  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)

define with an example, how would X famous person answer you question. ?

I would rather not give an example, I would rather people share in their own words at attempts to answer the questions I have asked.

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, 12:34 PM
RE: Sense of "self".
That just it , I feel like you've asked me what is the color of number 7

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28-11-2013, 12:37 PM
RE: Sense of "self".
People are going to struggle with this one without using metaphors. I already read so many homunculus ones like HoC's Big Grin

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28-11-2013, 12:38 PM
RE: Sense of "self".
(28-11-2013 12:34 PM)sporehux Wrote:  That just it , I feel like you've asked me what is the color of number 7


(Number racism again Dodgy )

Maybe you need more time to think about it, its one of those things that we just do/are every single day of our lives yet we may struggle to describe it.

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, 12:40 PM
RE: Sense of "self".
(28-11-2013 12:37 PM)grizzlysnake Wrote:  People are going to struggle with this one without using metaphors. I already read so many homunculus ones like HoC's Big Grin

If metaphors are the closest you can come to, then use them. Smile

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, 12:40 PM (This post was last modified: 28-11-2013 12:45 PM by grizzlysnake.)
RE: Sense of "self".
(28-11-2013 12:38 PM)bemore Wrote:  
(28-11-2013 12:34 PM)sporehux Wrote:  That just it , I feel like you've asked me what is the color of number 7


(Number racism again Dodgy )

Maybe you need more time to think about it, its one of those things that we just do/are every single day of our lives yet we may struggle to describe it.
It's like describing how chocolate tastes to someone who doesn't have tastebuds.

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28-11-2013, 12:42 PM
RE: Sense of "self".
Purely from an internal point of view, my self has very large eyes attached to a very large head in which I view and experience the world. (Perhaps I am an Animé bobble head. —?) I think it's nearly impossible not to have an egocentric view of the world, i.e. feeling that things happen to them, about them, for them, in spite of them, etc.
I think it would be worse if I actually thought that there was a creator of the entire universe who was personally involved in my daily minutia of finding keys, helping me make green lights, and such trivial nonsense.

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28-11-2013, 12:44 PM
RE: Sense of "self".
(28-11-2013 12:40 PM)grizzlysnake Wrote:  It's like describing what chocolate tastes like to someone who doesn't have tastebuds.

We both have a sense of self, why is it so hard to describe to another?

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, 12:53 PM
RE: Sense of "self".
(28-11-2013 12:38 PM)bemore Wrote:  
(28-11-2013 12:34 PM)sporehux Wrote:  That just it , I feel like you've asked me what is the color of number 7


(Number racism again Dodgy )

Maybe you need more time to think about it, its one of those things that we just do/are every single day of our lives yet we may struggle to describe it.

For me...and maybe only me. It's about surrendering (capitulation).


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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