There are three well-known W questions – Where did I come from? What am I? Where am I going? – that have dropped out of view, and it’s maybe because they are the wrong questions. Perhaps the reason is that one word in each of the questions is like a black hole, down which the rest of the words disappear!

It’s a word which sucks the meaning out of the remainder of the sentence! Which of the words is the Black Hole?

The word is “I”. To the extent I think I know what that word means – to that extent, I block the answer to each of those three questions. What then? Well, couldn’t I substitute for “I”, “that which seems to be me”, or “that which I call me”?

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