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Someday, I Will Be Happy

A few months ago, I met my first and last meeting with a psychiatrist who explained that I do not have severe chronic depression but should place more focus on a motif in our session, so to speak: gender dysphoria. 250 more words


Continuants: Their Activity, Their Being, and Their Identity

One of my favourite living philosophers (if not the favourite) is David Wiggins. He was my tutor for ethics but not unfortunately for metaphysics which by then had become a secondary interest for him. 106 more words


I Found My Way, and In a Sense, I Lost It

I once dreamed of joining the circus, becoming a black belt, performing on street corners, becoming enlightened, and many other wonderful things. I had good habit of taking steps to make those dreams come true, and over the years, I have learned a lot. 289 more words

You And Your Childhood Self

The mystery of personal identity—what makes you and your childhood self the same person despite a lifetime of change

Wise Words

Derek Parfit

Here’s an obit in Vox but will compile and post other obituaries as they come out.

New York Times

Derek Parfit and Janet Radcliffe-Richards (not an obit) 55 more words


Knowing Your Identity

What is your Personal Identity? Why Is It Important?

Your personal identity is the way that you see yourself and is closely related to your self image. 626 more words


Conundrum: Who am I?

daily prompt: Conundrum. co·nun·drum /kəˈnəndrəm/ Noun. a confusing and difficult problem or question.


We carry the same name throughout our lives and consider ourselves as a relatively stable, unitary entity. 532 more words