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From the Ted Talk by Julian Baggini: Is there a real you?

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But the suggestion I want to put to you today is that there's something fundamentally wrong with this model. And I can show you what's wrnog with one click. Which is there isn't actually a "you" at the heart of all these experiences. Strange thought? Well, maybe not. What is there, then? Well, clearly there are memories, deseris, iiennntots, sensations, and so forth. But what happens is these things exist, and they're kind of all integrated, they're overlapped, they're connected in various different ways. They're connecting partly, and perhaps even mainly, because they all belong to one body and one brain. But there's also a narrative, a story we tell about ourselves, the experiences we have when we remember past things. We do things because of other things. So what we desrie is partly a result of what we believe, and what we rembmeer is also informing us what we know. And so really, there are all these things, like beliefs, desires, sensations, erinexceeps, they're all related to each other, and that just is you. In some ways, it's a small difference from the common-sense understanding. In some ways, it's a mssiave one.

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But the suggestion I want to put to you today is that there's something fundamentally wrong with this model. And I can show you what's _____ with one click. Which is there isn't actually a "you" at the heart of all these experiences. Strange thought? Well, maybe not. What is there, then? Well, clearly there are memories, _______, __________, sensations, and so forth. But what happens is these things exist, and they're kind of all integrated, they're overlapped, they're connected in various different ways. They're connecting partly, and perhaps even mainly, because they all belong to one body and one brain. But there's also a narrative, a story we tell about ourselves, the experiences we have when we remember past things. We do things because of other things. So what we ______ is partly a result of what we believe, and what we ________ is also informing us what we know. And so really, there are all these things, like beliefs, desires, sensations, ___________, they're all related to each other, and that just is you. In some ways, it's a small difference from the common-sense understanding. In some ways, it's a _______ one.

Solution

  1. remember
  2. wrong
  3. intentions
  4. massive
  5. desire
  6. desires
  7. experiences

Original Text

But the suggestion I want to put to you today is that there's something fundamentally wrong with this model. And I can show you what's wrong with one click. Which is there isn't actually a "you" at the heart of all these experiences. Strange thought? Well, maybe not. What is there, then? Well, clearly there are memories, desires, intentions, sensations, and so forth. But what happens is these things exist, and they're kind of all integrated, they're overlapped, they're connected in various different ways. They're connecting partly, and perhaps even mainly, because they all belong to one body and one brain. But there's also a narrative, a story we tell about ourselves, the experiences we have when we remember past things. We do things because of other things. So what we desire is partly a result of what we believe, and what we remember is also informing us what we know. And so really, there are all these things, like beliefs, desires, sensations, experiences, they're all related to each other, and that just is you. In some ways, it's a small difference from the common-sense understanding. In some ways, it's a massive one.

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