Fandango’s Provocative Question #80

FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

I saw this question on a site that offers up a bunch of “deep, philosophical” questions and this one intrigued me. It’s about evolution, but not in the context of Darwin’s evolution of the species. It’s more about evolution of the individual and about who you are and how you change over time. Here’s this week’s question, which is essentially about you. I hope you’ll have fun with it.

Is the concept of “you” continuous or does the past “you” continually fade into the present and future “you”? Considering that your body, your mind, and your memories are changing over time, what part of “you” sticks around?

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20 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #80

  1. pensitivity101 July 29, 2020 / 6:45 am

    Oh wow. The past Me was so different from the present Me, so I’m glad I ditched her as i didn’t like her very much! But if I hadn’t learned by that past Me, I would not be the Me I am today. Thanks to a good GP and supportive boss, I was encouraged to build on the good bits.

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  2. Haunted Wordsmith July 29, 2020 / 11:37 am

    I think we are a constantly evolving creature of habit who doesn’t notice the small changes until they become big changes. Some things stick with us through those changes and become part of our core “self” while other things remain only as fond (or not so fond) memories or emotions.

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