I feel so dumb now. I woke up with a realization that I’ve been repeating something I *thought* was so darn clever, but it’s not. Here:
“Who am I?”
My typical answer – something about being a convergence.
“You are a combination of everybody that ever influenced you and their words echo through your mind and make up who you are – and, while you may speak with a million voices, the final voice is uniquely you.” -Me, Right? No.
or variations of that. Sounds great right?
Well, where did I get that idea from?
The PhD Thesis.
I was analogizing the “I” to a PhD Thesis. Not the *process* of Education going from Kindergarten to PhD – but the final paper leading to The Man with a Name for *Himself*, the Dr. Version of You.
I… was… describing the self… as a Thesis and didn’t even see it. apoewijfapejwfp
Fuck. I mean I had to analogize to SOMETHING but I didn’t realize _what_ it WAS I was analogizing to.
“We’re mostly not-unique with a litle bit of unique on top” Yeah, a Thesis. Revo-fucking-lutionary Ken. apwofiejoapiew
And the oral Thesis one gives before a panel?
“Standing before God for Judgement” and defending your uniqueness and authenticity.
opajfiweopwfjopiwpoiajfe I shouldn’t be surprised. The WHOLE of University education *is* based upon Christiandom’s structure. I mean, that’s where it came from obviously, but I believed it was different, just as I believe *I* was different, but I was echoing the “who am I” from “Dr Who Am I” from “Saint Who Am I”. Same conceptualizations of the Self.