Well…I don’t feel I’m him…I feel I’m me. I’m here and he’s there. If I was there, then I would think his thoughts and not mine, but I can’t perceive his thoughts, so I’m not him.
I can see him standing there and he can see me standing here. If I could see me standing here then I would be there, thus I would be him. If I want to see me I need a mirror and cannot use somebody else’s eyes, so I cannot be in somebody else’s body, only mine, which means I’m always here in me.
Then I’m a unit and he’s a unit, and we both are separate, distinctive units. We are two different entities completely independent from the other. If we want to connect we have to synchronize our thoughts by means of speech or physical perception of some kind.
That means our thoughts; decisions and actions are independent from each other, and we can go separate ways and lead completely different kinds of lives without influencing each other in the outcomes.
Truly independent units
The loneliness of complete freedom!
I was five years old when I realized I was a unit following a train of thoughts similar to the one presented above. What surprises me is that I’ve found many adult people in my life that can’t relate to the concept presented. Are they dependant units of a whole?
Do you consider yourself an independent unit? If so, when did you realize that? Or are you a dependant unit which is part of a whole? Let me know…I’m curious!