What is it that makes us most distinctively ourselves? Is it our bodies, our memories, our values…?
Over a lifetime all of us change to an extraordinary degree. The five year-old us, is nothing like the 25 year-old, or even the totally different 65 year-old. We appear to be a relatively stable person with the same name, and body, but really, are we the same person? What is actually continuous throughout time, and where is this thing of personal identity actually located … in our body, our mind, our soul, or our personality?
Here is a fascinating journey through the philosophy of personal identity.