Big Questions Part 5: Who's mood is it anyway?



Remember the first of those questions Silo asks us to reflect on in The Path? Who am I? So when I feel good or bad, happy or sad, fearful or joyful whose feelings are they?

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Big Questions Part 4: Shit for Brains

Shit for Brains or,
Big Questions part 4 Who Am I? Who Is What?

Who gives a shit? You might, and if you don’t… well perhaps that calls for a faecal transplant. That’s right a shit transplant. It sounded pretty far out when the subject first came up, but before getting into that let me recap:


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Big Questions Part 3

With this posting I’m getting back to some previous thoughts. You can title this Big Questions part 3. It asks the question, is the term “I” obsolete? Well, it sure looks that way, at least for biologists, but what does that have to do with me?

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Big Questions Part 2

Big Questions part 2
Where am I going?

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I posted he first part of this back in April. This one was intended to form part of a weekly series of notes (that appear here). But (not paying attention!) I posted something else instead.

If you are a regular reader of these comments. Don’t worry, I’ve added a bit more this time. In a way it’s a continuation of the previous letter — but perhaps more fun.

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Big Questions Part 1

Big Questions Part 1: Who am I?

Do not let your life pass by without asking yourself, “Who am I?”
Do not let your life pass by without asking yourself, “Where am I going?”
Do not let a day pass by without giving an answer to yourself about who you are.
Do not let a day pass by without giving an answer to yourself about where you are going.
Silo. The Path

This note was letter was written in 2013 to my friend Puchi as part of our correspondence about these questions. I am posting it as the first of a number of entries around the questions, i.e. “who am I?” and “where am I going?”. I am not sure I ever sent it or even finished this note of which I have a couple of minor variants. Here’s one of them:

who am I
Illustration by Rafael Edwards

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