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According to conviction, I am not simply what I am doing now. I am also what I have done, and my conventionally edited version of my past is made to seem almost more the real me than what I am at this moment. For what I am seems so fleeting and intangible, but what I was is fixed and final. It is the firm basis for predictions of what I will be in the future, and so it comes about that I am more closely identified with what no longer exists than with what actually is
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Alan B. Watts

Alan Wilson Watts (January 6, 1915 - November 16, 1973) was a British philosopher, writer, speaker, and student of comparative religion

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