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Non-being and Somethingness, No. 2 in a series

Ayanami Rei on the nature of the self:

  Mountain. Heavy is mountain. The thing that changes through a long time.
Sky. Blue sky. The thing visible, the thing invisible.
Sun. The thing unique.
Water. the thing agreeable.
Commander Ikari.
Flowers.
Many things alike. Many things useless.
Sky. Red, Red sky. Red colour. Red colour that I hate.
Water flow. Blood. the smell of blood. a woman that does not bleed.

Made from red soil is a human.
Made by a man and a women is a human.
Town. The thing that human made.
Eva. The thing that human made.
Humans are what? The thing that God made.
Humans are the thing that human made.
The things that I own are life and mind.
The vessel of the mind.
Entry plug, The throne of the soul.

Who is this?
This is I.
Who am I?
What am I?
What am I?
What am I?
What am I?

I am myself.
This object is I.
The figure that forms me.
I am visible, though I feel as if I am not.
Funny impression.
My body feels like it is melting.
I don't see myself.
My figure is fading away.
I am aware of someone else.
Who is there in front of me?
Ikari-kun. I know this guy.
Major Katsuragi.
Dr. Akagi.
People, my classmate.
Pilot of unit two.
Commander Ikari.
Who are you?
Who are you?
Who are you?

 

Marshall Mathers on the social construction of the self:

  And I am whatever you say I am
If I wasn't then why would I say I am
In the paper, the news everyday I am
Radio won't even play my jam
Cuz I am whatever you say I am
If I wasn't then why would I say I am
In the paper, the news everyday I am
I don't know it's just the way I am

 

Someone's e-mail humor list on the nature of the self:

  To be is to do.
To be is to do. 
To do is to be. 
To do is to be.
To do is to be.
Do be do be do.
Descartes
Kant
Sartre
Nietszche
Plato
Sinatra

I can vouch that the writer's conception of Sartre's and Sinatra's views of the self are correct, but I don't know about the rest.

[to be continued]

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