Your life in others

Well, what are you? What is it about you that you have always known as yourself? What are you conscious of in yourself….Your kidneys, your liver, your blood vessels? No. However far back you go in your memory, it is always some external manifestation of yourself where you come across your identity: in the work of your hands, in your family, in other people. And now, listen carefully…You in others…this is what you are, this is what your consciousness has breathed, and lived on, and enjoyed throughout your life, your soul, your immortality…your life in others.

Boris Pasternak in “Doctor Zhivago”.

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