soulcatcher-2 wrote: > > Hi all, > every time I read about the anthropic reasoning in physics I can't > help asking the more general question: > "Why I am I, not somebody else?" > Why I see through _this_ eyes, am confined to _this_ brain, was born > in _this_ year, etc? > This question seems to me of the same importance as the question "why > we live in _this_ universe, with _this_ physical laws?". Moreover, I > have a deep feeling that both questions ultimately should have the > same answer - I really don't see a difference between "why my universe > is this, not that" and "why me body/brain is this, not that" questions > ... > So. what do you think - why you is _you_, not me or Elvis Presley or > whatever? >
Hi soulcatcher-2, maybe there is no communicable reason for you being you - words and concepts can only point to the reason, not be the reason. You are you, because you are free to be you. And freedom is wonderful, isn't it - so why should anybody ask for a reason that is more graspable (except because of the bad habit of craving to explanations of the mind/intellect). Can there be a better, more convincing reason for you than the opportunity for endless love, fun and development (all of which do not take place in the intellect)? I thought about a reason for "me" (being me and still changing) really hard and I found that searching an explanation in the mind will lead you nowhere (except to deeply depressive thoughts); though i still try it all too often. Satisfying explanations can only be found in your "heart". Sorry, if this doesn't satisfy you right now... ;) Benny -- View this message in context: http://old.nabble.com/Why-I-am-I--tp26616194p26620609.html Sent from the Everything List mailing list archive at Nabble.com. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-l...@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.