Our Current Self Is Just One Of The Many That We Could Have Had - Deepstash

Our Current Self Is Just One Of The Many That We Could Have Had

These findings have profound philosophical implications that mirror the Buddhist idea that the self is an illusion. Instead of thinking of the self as a static entity, epigenetics argues that it is a dynamic work in progress influenced by outside forces. It is fascinating to think that the self you currently experience is just one of many versions of you that could have been coaxed out of your DNA by different environments. In other words, if you were raised in a different time or place, you are not likely to become the same person.

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