Find a thought which has no genesis from your parents, teachers, significant others, family, friends, media, culture or society at large. Spend some time on this. Isn’t your mind more like a conglomeration of other people’s thoughts, ideas, and behavior sets? We prize ourselves on ability for original thought, but original thoughts are not so easy to find.
If we find that the above holds relatively true, then are we not more like a composite character of everyone else’s notions?
Where is the real “I” in this composite character?