“I’ve been bad, I’ve been good, in Dallas, Texas, and Hollywood” - Tush, ZZ Top
In considering whether I’m fundamentally this or that, I’m coming more and more to the conclusion that there no “there there”. There’s a brain that’s wired a particular way, and sometimes it functions in a way that brings bad things and at other times good things, but most of the time neither bad nor good. I can’t really identify a core, fundamental me. Whatever I come up with along these lines as the True Me, I can always identify times when I have acted contrarily or inconsistently with that core identify.
Do you consider yourself to have a true core identity or nature? I suppose this is sort of along the lines of whether the “self” exists, but I’m more focused on nature, character, that sort of thing. If you think you have a true core, can you describe it?