So you believe in nurture over nature?
I'd say that both have equal parts in the formation of a person's self identity.
I don't think I'm following you, and only because you keep referring to "things."
Ok, so I agree with you. "Self" is a conglomerate of experiences caused by external events, people, environments, etc. But the way one responds to those things isn't always the same, which makes us all unique.
Sounds like you got real generalized again. :/ "The closest thing we can get is close to it"? What about water? We can dive right into it.
OK. That part makes more sense now, but its actually common knowledge. It's just not something we pay attention to when we dive into water. What do you mean by "soulbound"?
Saying "everything is god" is not the same as everything was made by God. So in that sense, it would be false to say that everything is living, or has lived before. For something to be living, it has to have been given life. Yes it may change state over time, but that doesn't mean its living. Unless you're using the word "live" in a different way.
"Everything has a soul and is soulbinding where ever it is." That's only if you believe everything has a soul.
So what's to trying to define what self is, if what I as a person perceive it to be is not necessarily true or false?
How so? :P
I am who I say I am and if I wasn't why would say I am... lol I think that's how it goes