The concept of the self is a very interesting one.

On the outset, it seems like the easiest thing to define — what is the self but who you are: the sum of all your experiences and assets, including your body and mind? It’s a fair definition of an entity as a collection, or a list of other entities. It’s like defining what a dog is — it’s a collection of organisms with a genetic code that follows certain constraints. Okay, I know that’s not exactly the same because one collection is finite and the other may not be, but…

Nishit Asnani

Graduate Student at Stanford University. Interested in Machine Learning, entrepreneurship and literature.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store