Hey Falguni Mehta, thanks for the feedback! I simply mean that we have agency in the healthy factors that we can use to form our sense of self, unlike some potential other options — such as physical appearance and age. We have the ability to choose our friends, values, hobbies, etc.
Well said, Abhay Ghatpande. I agree that our actions define us — especially to the outside world — but having a sense of self or “who you are” influences our actions, and acts as a heuristic when faced with choices. We can’t (and don’t) approach each and every choice in our lives devoid of context and history, and therefore often revert to our sense…
Deborah Christensen, thank you for your response and perspective — that is an unimaginable trial that you went through. I think you are farther down the path than I am, but it is the same path: looking to detach who we “are” from external factors outside of our control. I’m looking forward to reading The Untethered Soul. Best of luck to you!
Janco Vorster-My Afib Heart, if history tells us anything, we will. Other things we used to fear:
*Using credit cards online *Cameras on cellphones *Sharing personal information online (address, phone number, SS#)
At the end of the day, the convenience of technology ultimately persuades us to adapt.