[ExI] Minds, Personalities, and Love

Jef Allbright jef at jefallbright.net
Tue Jun 26 19:23:22 UTC 2007

On 6/26/07, gts <gts_2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I think people know instinctively that the will is the essence of the
> person.
> Consider the typical first date. After exchanging pleasantries and perhaps
> a brief background check, the would-be lovers launch immediately into a
> query of the wills:
> What do you like to do for fun?
> What do you choose to do for a living?
> What did you choose to study in school?
> Where do you like to go on vacation?
> What kind of movies do you like?
> What kind of books do you like?
> What's your favorite subject?
> Who's your favorite author?
> What's your favorite book?
> What kind of music do you like?
> What's your favorite band?
> What's your favorite song?

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> The answers to all these questions answer the more general question:
> "What is your will in life?"
> Your date wants to know, because that's who you are.

Okay, this is interesting, and possibly closer to my own view than I
thought..  Are you saying that knowledge of these values informs
another person's model of your will, such that they essentially know
you the person?

- Jef

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