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The three most popular and distinct views on the topic of personal identity are the soul view, mind view,  and body view. Each states that the person in question is  numerically  identical to their soul, mind, or body. Not  believing in the concept of a soul, and seeing too many fallacies in the body view, I choose to focus on the mind  view. I feel that one’s mind and one’s brain are not synonymous. Brains hold so much information that are  not typically associated with the concept of a mind; subconscious thought, neurons firing to perform certain  tasks, perhaps orders to perform mundane physical tasks such as typing this essay, for example. In a way, I  suppose myself to be an epiphenomenalist, because I believe to a certain extent that the mind is caused by the  physical world but adds nothing to it. Personally I would argue that everyone is born with a mind, it just takes  time to develop, and I think that genetics play a role as well. In my opinion the mind is formed by means of  nature and nurture.  The mind view itself is a simple concept: persons are numerically identical to minds. The people who  you interact with on a daily basis should not be considered bodies interacting with you or each other, not even  souls. It is people’s minds that walk, talk, and perform the actions they happen to perform on a daily basis. 
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