A Quote by Douglas R. Hofstadter on self, ego, and no-self

We create an image of who we are inside our self. The image then becomes very deeply entrenched, and it becomes the thing that we attribute responsibility to - we say "I", "I" did this because "I" wanted to, because "I" am a good person or because "I" am a bad person. The loop is the fact that we represent our selves, our desires, hopes, dreads and dreams: it is the way in which we conceive of ourselves, rather than the way we conceive of Mount Everest or of a tree. And I say it exists entirely in the loop: the self is an hallucination hallucinated by an hallucination.

Douglas R. Hofstadter (1945 -)

Source: http://www.newscientist.com/channel/opinion/mg19325942.000-interview-in-the-end-we-are-all-part-of-one-another.html

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