Thanks for taking the time to read and offer a contribution Igor. you can address me directly if you like, that’s perfectly acceptable here.
In response, I think you’re missing the point of the article. I’m not asking questions for my benefit here. The reader is being asked to pose questions of themselves. In doing so, one might discover in the lifelong pursuit of oneself, one never finds anything substantial. All are concepts, ideas, mental structures that represent that part of the self that faces outward. There is no fundamental reality to that aspect of the self. There is no hook upon which the self, or the universe for that matter, hangs.
Whatever I am I can never ultimately define it. It is always changing. Artists understand this. That which I refer to as “me” will be gone someday. Something else, that thing that animates me survives. I can’t know it, I can only feel it. Self concept and identity are figments.
Now, all of that aside, I speak for myself and nobody else. This is what I have come to understand.