Inner and outer, 6

Onion self 8

In a sense, the fewer qualifiers you give to yourself, the smaller “you” are.

As you have fewer unnecessary qualifiers, “you” are purer. For example, when you label yourself as “a person” rather than “a thin person”, “you” are purer. Furthermore, if you label yourself as “an animal” rather than “a person”, “you” are even purer.

In the most extreme case, you label yourself just as “a thing”. You are just a being. You are just you.

In another sense, the fewer adjectives you give to yourself, the bigger “you” are.

As you have fewer unnecessary adjectives, “you” are more complex. For example, when you define yourself as “a human” rather than “a thin human”, “you” are greater, because there are more objects satisfying the condition of “being a human” than “begin a thin human”. There are more “humans” than “thin humans”.

Furthermore, when you define yourself as “an animal” rather than “a human animal”, “you” are even greater.

In the most extreme case, you define yourself just as “a thing”. In other words, as everything is “a thing”, you are “everything”.

The smallest possible you is “nothing”. The biggest possible you is “everything”, aka “the universe”.

— Me@2013-09-17 10:15 PM

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