Oscar Wilde's quotation, "Most people are other people" is an interesting one. We assume that our memories are real, though they are constantly re-imagined. We believe that our perceptions of the present are accurate, though they are conditioned by our memories and habitual responses. How much of what we think is reality is based on having digested the ideas and behaviour of others, and integrating it into ourselves, as ourselves? Haven't previous generations in turn, done the same?

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