Nobody is just one person

Are you the same person when you start a sugar free diet, and a week later, stare at the dessert section of a lavish buffet? I am not.

We all know scientists who believe in astrology, smart people who think vaccinations are a conspiracy and alcoholics who quit every morning.

The criminal justice system understands how circumstances shape personality. When the same person commits a crime in the heat of the moment, they get a smaller punishment than if they conceive it with a cool and collected head.

Our resumes, identity cards and birth certificates need to come with a small asterisk next to our names – ‘conditions apply’.

The singular coherent identity our minds construct is an illusion. We are many personalities trapped in one person.

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