Good point. And we actually are conscious of only the minutest
fraction of the reality around us at any time.
On Oct 10, 2008, at 11:30 AM, Jody W. Ianuzzi wrote:
I learned a lot about my own mind about two years ago when I had minor
surgery. I was told before the surgery that I would not remember
talking to me immediately after I woke up. After the surgery I woke
asked where the doctor was. Sure enough I was told she had been
she told me everything was all right. I thought this was incredible
I had no memory of it at all. I laughed and asked the nurse what I
She said I was very relieved and had thanked the doctor many times.
at least I was in character.
I went home and I really thought about this. If you can have lapses in
memory and not know it, then what IS your consciousness? Certainly
concrete as we might like.