Doug: “Expression vs. Clarifying” was an idea I’ve been pondering along with the “self”. Due to my thought dyslexia I zigged instead of zagging.
Currently, in my mind the “self” is much like a road. A road can be continuously constructed yet retains the experience of the journey. Similar to a road, the self erodes leaving only bits and pieces that give value. The self may be cells or electrical pulses that live and die.
Here’s a question: When is the comet tail no longer part of the comet?
Expression vs. Clarifying: This actually relates to the “self” question.
When does the “expression” of an idea turn into the “clarification” of an idea? At what point does this transition lose value?