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    but I have personal experience that renders a more ambiguous judgment. I have very clear memories of early childhood extending back to my third birthday. Consequently, I recall the process of acculturation as it unfolded for me and the conflicts that I had with it. Conflicts that produced active resistance on my part, almost from the beginning.

    Now I don't say that this proves the prior existence of a "natural self", whatever so amorphous a phrase might be taken to mean. However, I do think it calls into question traditional conceptions of the human infant as a Tabula Rasa on which we may write whatever we please.    

    Nothing human is alien to me.

    by WB Reeves on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 01:15:52 PM PDT

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