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Aspects of self:
    1.) Unity – despite having a wide variety of sensory experiences, you feel as if you are a whole.
    2.) Continuity – we experience a continual life.  We can track and remember our progress, which is unique.
    3.) Embodiment – the ability to discriminate “my hand” from “your hand.” However, we can also be tricked into experiencing our body from a different location.  This is also profoundly disturbed by some diseases.
    4.) Privacy – Qualia and mental life are your own, unobservable by others.  You can empathize with someone else, but you can’t physically experience what they do.
    5.) Social embedding – your interpersonal share of histories shapes your emotions and views.  There are many emotions that would make no sense without social embedding.  Such things as pride, arrogance, vanity, etc.  These are all based on social relationships, but sometimes these flow over to inanimate objects.  You get mad at computers, tree branches, the stock market, etc..  Social embedding is also the basis of religion.  The self “needs” to feel part of a social environment in which it can interact. side note to discuss: mental retardation, autism, aspbergers, introversion, etc.???
    6.) Free Will – We don’t yet know how this works, but we do know specific brain regions (supramarginal gyrus, and of course, the anterior cingulate.)  Supramarginal gyrus helps conjure up and envisage different courses of action while the anterior cingulate gives you desire.
    7.) Self-awareness – you are aware of being aware! The whole idea of consciousness!!

Another year has pasted. 2016 was a tough year on all aspects for many of us. Still we managed to outlive it. I would like to thank all of those who enjoyed my blog and all of those I enjoyed their blog. I would like to wish every one a great 2017, filled with heath and happiness.

I would like to salute 2016 with a collection of some of the photos I really enjoyed this year. Produced by who else?,,,, Me!!

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Man at work, Perama Port

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Photos from the opening of the International Painting Exhbition, organised from UNESCO with theme the book “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” by Richard Bach.

10 Dec 2016, ATHENS HEART MALL, Athens, Greece

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Info from Wikipedia:

      “Jonathan Livingston Seagull, written by Richard Bach, is a fable in novella form about a seagull learning about life and flight, and a homily about self-perfection. It was first published in 1970 as “Jonathan Livingston Seagull — a story.” By the end of 1972, over a million copies were in print, Reader’s Digest had published a condensed version, and the book had reached the top of the New York Times Best Seller list, where it remained for 38 weeks. In 1972 and 1973, the book topped the Publishers Weekly list of bestselling novels in the United States. In 2014 the book was reissued as Jonathan Livingston Seagull: The Complete Edition, which added a 17-page fourth part to the story. ”

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Some photos from Chiliadou, Nafpaktos Greece. The last days of summer, farewell till next year.

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Some photos from my resent trip to Zakynthos, I choose to share with you from the beautiful Gaidaros Beach just 1km from Tsilivi. A great sandy shallow beach great for young and old.

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Panoramic view from the beautiful wooden bar on top of the beach where yoi can enjoy your drink or coffee.

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Beach: Sandy
Distance from Zakynthos town: 8 km
Rating: 7/10
Located in: Gaidaros – Tsilivi
It belongs to the municipality of Arkadion
Other nearby beaches: Tsilivi, Tsilivi – Ampoula
Other beaches in the same municipality: Tsilivi, Tsilivi – Ampoula

The beach Gaidaros Just off the beach of Tsilivi. A part of belonging to the community of Planou and the other belongs to the community of Tragaki. The natural point that separates  it is a river that flows in this creek. A small hill also separates Gaidaros  beach from  Tsilivi beach. Located 8 km northeast of the town of Zakynthos.
Consists of sand and in some places there are a few pebbles. The water is shallow, warm and crystal clear.It is well organized with sun beds and umbrellas and  water sports. It is not very crowded and tourist traffic in the region is strong and which takes place just a few meters from the beach, is considered a quiet beach.

 

This summer again for a few days in beautiful Chiliadou beach just outside Nafpaktos. I just wanted to introduce the beautiful ARMIDA restaurant where my friends Styliani and Nikos offer traditional and modern plates next to the small port of Chiliadou. If you visit Chiliadou don’t forget to visit this beautiful family business as and all the other surrounding graphic taverns.

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Nikon D7200 and Nikkor 50mm S Auto f1.4 AI adapted

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