The philosopher Galen Strawson believes that some people are simply more “ episodic ” than others ; they ’ re fine living day to day , without regard to the broader plot arc . “ I ’ m somewhere down towards the episodic end of this spectrum ,” Strawson writes in an essay called “ The Sense of the Self .” “ I have no sense of my life as a narrative with form , and little interest in my own past .”
Are You the Same Person You Used to Be? (Joshua Rothman (www.newyorker.com)/2022) | Location: 30.13% | Thursday, 06 October 2022 21:50:39
Brands trick our perception, and the tricking obviously works. The corporate value of companies selling luxury goods is 75% brand, 25% rest. Looking at the total corporate value development since 1970 reveals an even more astonishing number: Since 1970, the percentage of the total corporate value attributed to the brand has grown from 15% to 45%.