Five-Hundred Word Challenge 660: Ahead of Myself

Alright, so I’m sitting here and it’s dark and somehow I’m still able to see what I;m doing. There’s a weird kind of striking contrast between the light that hits my fingers and the light on my keyboard. Feels like my hands have been superimposed over an image.

Maybe “feels” is not the right word to use there, but I think it gets the idea across. But that’s not for here, nor there. That is for another time, though I’ll likely forget about that after the writing of this and thus move onto something else as that is usually what happens, but of course I am getting ahead of myself, though now that I think about it, how can I truly get ahead of myself if I am always firmly within the bounds of my being?

I don’t know if this is worthy of discussion, but in order to get ahead of myself there would essentially have to be two of my existing at once and those two of me would likely have to share the one mind. I would need to then be able to control both bodies at once. Would I truly be myself then at that point, or would I be my selves?

Which one would be more me than the other? Of course I am still assuming that the same brain is shared between the two bodies. The same brain and mind. If they had equal sharing between the two and within a physical plane of reality one was positioned ahead of the other (assuming that both are facing the same direction), then perhaps then I would be ahead of myself. If neither were facing the same direction, but traveling in the same direction, then I would be ahead of myself. Of course if they were next to each other I’d be beside myself, but that’s something for another day.

Supposing that neither of my selves shared the same mind, but instead had two separate minds. What if their actions were equal and the same in all aspects? What if they were all the same thoughts despite being different people? If these were not at the same time, would they still be me? Would they be two separate people who just so happen to do and think the things that I do and think? Would they still be me but operating under different conditions? At what point does their being and personality start diverging away from being me? At what point are they their own people? Is there even a way to tell?

So maybe there is a way to be getting ahead of myself, though perhaps it has far too many questions that I have the ability to answer, for I’ve only ever studied philosophy over a short period and that is something that I probably should study more, but you know, sometimes you get a desire to philosophise and make a mess of it.

It can be good to think more about some things.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 10:05:66

Some light and messy philosophy for your morning.

Written at home.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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