Originally posted by Mister.K.
Please note that I am weighing each and every one of my words here.
Q) Who are you?
A) You are the entity (for lack of a better word), that posed the above question.
You are that guest who is currently residing in a host body. The essence of that guest is not well understood. The boundaries of that host body are not well understood. For instance, it could be said that the boundaries of the host body stop at one single cell and that could be construed as a true statement because I could take that single cell and reproduce all of what is essentially you. It could also be said that the boundaries stop at the 5 ft+ frame that is currently making you up and that could also be construed as a true statement because that 5ft+ frame is mobile and could seemingly move in different directions without carrying anything else with it. It could also be said that your frame is one tiny speck on another larger body called earth that is seemingly moving around in different directions without carrying anything else with it and that statement wouldn't be inaccurate either.
Thus, I could make up a finite number of facts, all about you, and all of those could be construed as true statements. However all those are true statements only if you and the events that are associated with you are plotted on a coordinate graph paper with space running on one axis and time running on another.
So, when you ask a question like "Will the real RTH please stand up?", my answer is that the real RTH did stand up, faithfully, voluntarily. We just need to know where to look at on the graph paper that I talked about. Which place and what time.
I'm not sure I understood what you mean by weighing your words.
Yes, I am a guest entrapped in this host body for a finite period of time. I am confused about the boundaries between the host and the guest. But I understand the host to a certain extent, I understand its frame of flesh and bones. That is what is mind boggling, I the guest know more about my host than I do of myself the guest. And such is my quest, to identify, explain and define me the guest typing using RTH's fingers.
It is a very large and complex graph to plot on the axis of space and time. I think every moment, every thought can be plotted there. I'm often asked questions - which I answer faithfully and give my opinions. Often cocksure of myself, not of the factuality but that the answers are a true reflection of myself. Some plots on this graph are manifested all over this forum - reflections of whats on my mind. Then again as time turns I wonder who am I .
What is the essence of this guest when it first entered the host. Was the guest quality less, and did the experience of the host mold it. Or did the guest have inherent qualities that evolved with the experiences of the host. Makes me also randomly ponder the age old theological question - are we inherently sinful or are we inherently innocent.
There are more thoughts on social growth for later. But for now...are you sure that the real RTH is indeed somewhere on that graph? Thats reassuring to know that the answer to the question lies on this infinite graph. Now its a matter of where to look....but then again...is it that reassuring.