It is suggested by our day-to-day experiences. It is quite
common to distinguish between “my body” and “my
self”, and our bodies may become injured or ill whilst our
minds are active and alert. Our mental experience is also private,
reinforcing the feeling that it is somehow separate.
Tradition. Views that spring from folklore, native belief
and religion can all influence our views of our self. This is
sometimes done consciously – as in the religious doctrine
of immortality – or subtly, through language and the way
in which we refer to ourselves.