what makes you, you

hello silent reader!

as you know, I am not a mind reader, but only a neuroscientist (student).

my best friend told to me,  “you are too tired, you need to take a rest… your soul need to take a rest, wanna do meditation?”



ngiiiing, it makes me remember a moment when I was in my Journey from Japan to Korea (with Indonesia as final destination).

I met a “half/hafu” a typical Japanese-America, sit beside me in our flight.

after introducing our self, we tried to getting closer in this one hour flight. (yup, Fukuoka and Busan is not too far. eit.. but our destination is incheon).

as usual, I tried to impress new people by telling that Indonesian does not have family name. ok not all exactly, but somepart in Indonesia. and also, there is one province that conduct Matrilineal culture in family system, yeah west sumatra, my home town exactly

and she impressed. 😀

I also told her , Zennifa is a rare name in Indonesia, lets say people who was born in 1991 and lived in Indonesia who has Zennifa’s last name is only MEH… meh meh meh (too self confidence. yap, you’re right, just finished my coffee.

and in last, she said.. “I think it’s not a coincidence you’re living and studying in Japan.

even your name, it’s contain Japanese word, “zen” means relaxed, not worrying”


back to me In today…

and back to the question,

what makes you, you?

what makes you you is …… your mind.

it makes me remember rene descrates with his popular word in philosopy.

“dubito ergo cogito ergo sum” (I doubt, therefore I think, therefore I am).

hah talking about philosophy, it will make us go to the philosopers in the past.

spinoza and his quotes :

peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice”

go to the next question,

where is the location of mind?

*to be continued*

“Men ought to know that from the brain, and from the brain alone, arise our pleasures, joys, laughter and jests, as well as our sorrows, pains, griefs and tears. Through it, in particular, we think, see, hear and distinguish the ugly from the beautiful, the bad from the good, the pleasant from the unpleasant… I hold that the brain is the most powerful organ of the human body… wherefore I assert that the brain is the interpreter of consciousness…’ (Hippocrates: On the sacred disease. Quoted by Prioreschi [1996])”

Excerpt From: “Understanding Brain, Mind and Soul: Contributions from Neurology and Neurosurgery.” iBooks.
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what makes you, you is...
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