Are you talking about consciousness/the mind?
edit: I'm going to throw this link your way http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophy_of_mind. If that isn't what you're talking about it seems closely related so you might be able to find what you're looking for from it.
Last edited by ROYP; 19-02-2012 at 23:56.
Well if it was 100% sure that none knows the answer to my question then the answer to my question is that there is no answer.
argh, why are humans so limited to knowledge, there are so many questions that there is no answer to...
In religion.. Who created God? It can't just randomly appear and be all powerful can it? And even further, if something created God... Who created the creator of god? and Who created the creator of the creator of the ???? of God?
In science: Ok so some particles randomly appear out of nowhere, just randomly started existing, decided due to some jibberish reason to collide and explode into the building blocks of the universe that somehow lead to creatures existing that start to wonder why they exist.
Either Death will give you the answer to everything, or you will die knowing that the more you know, the more you realise that you know nothing.
And tommorow I will wake up trying to forget everything I typed cos its messing with my head.
Will have a look at it, thank you.
Well yes, external factors define you, but what are you in the first place? Whatever it is,it is something we all started as very little (ie when we were babies and not remembering) and grew depending on these external factors. arggg
(Original post by 21stcenturyphantom)
I think you answered your own question. There is no one part of you that defines 'you'. As an organism, you are a sophisticated and complex mammal with a highly developed brain, but an animal like any other, nonetheless. However YOU, as a person, as an identity, are the results of everything you perceive, understand, speak, think, facilitate, your actions, everything cumulatively; is you. This is how I would describe it. If you forever lived your life in a box devoid of any input, would you have any identity? I doubt it as the only stimulation you would receive would be through your biological senses. However I do believe this would be a question that philosophers and psychologists would be endeared to study, but not I, so I am only offering you my personal opinion.
(Original post by ROYP)
This sort of question always messes my head. I can't describe the feeling but if I had to assign a colour to it, it'd be purple.
Last edited by kake55; 20-02-2012 at 00:08.