who are you?

from the summer 2010 tricycle magazine interview with transhumanist professor james hughes:

“a lot of people don’t want to take psychiatric medications because they don’t think they are ‘themselves’ on drugs. But when we talk to people who have severe depression or ADD, many of them says, ‘i’m not myself until i take the drug.’ a buddhist perspective might be ‘well, i’m glad you feel that way, but in fact you’re not your ‘true self’ either time.”

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