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Why am I who I am, and not someone else?

  1. Mar 2, 2010 #1
    Why am I who I am, and not someone else, like say, Bill Gates?
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  3. Mar 2, 2010 #2
    That is the equivalent of saying "why does green have the attributes of green, and not the attributes of another color."
  4. Mar 5, 2010 #3
    Because Bill Gates got there first?
  5. Mar 5, 2010 #4


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    Your mother and I have always wondered whether to tell you this, but it looks like now we have to.

    You *are* someone else.
  6. Mar 5, 2010 #5


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    :rofl: Maybe you will get an invite to dinner after all. Maybe. Bring alaskan king crab legs, LOTS of them.
  7. Mar 5, 2010 #6
    you are who you are because you view the world through your reality tunnel. this concept was brought to the mainstream by the 20th century satirist Robert Anton Wilson.
  8. Mar 6, 2010 #7
    Eh, if this was possible, where would it stop? Wouldn't you be anyone and everyone? Because there isn't a limit imposed on the idea that you would be "someone else."
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