> > The me I am now, the best me I could be, the me I will be if I
> > take this course, and the me I want to be.
> Another point-- Are you saying that the completely objective "I" has total
> control over the observable "me"?
Of course not. I am saying that we pay more attention to the things that can change, and to the choices we can make, than to the 'background'. You can decide to say something nice, or say something mean. You can decide to stay in school or take a job. And you can decide to date the girl with the cute ass or the one who smarter. These are choices that will affect our lives and shape who we are. We don't really concern ourselves with things like breathing, since they are part of the background.