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Date: 2013-12-22 12:23 am (UTC)
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Yes! Exactly!

The only thing I'd quarrel with is this:
Sure, without my brain, there'd be no "me", but the entity that I think of as "me" doesn't really take up my whole brain.
You haven't so far identified all that other stuff going on in your brain as part of your "me", but does that make it right that you don't? Might that not be an error?

There's a lot to be said for understanding that the ego (Latin: "I") rides a dragon, but the ego and the dragon together are both part of "me". This involves emotionally reconciling oneself to the idea there's a whole vast lot of one's "me" that one doesn't control, merely influence.[*]

That's pretty much the great discovery of Freudianism.

[* ETA: And that in turn involves accepting responsibility for actions we commit but don't intend. That's not popular, at least in our society.]
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