“To be a ‘real person’ is to be a ‘genuine fake.’ The word person means mask, derived from Greece when actors would wear masks called a persona.
So this life is a drama and you are its actor.
You deliberately chose this life to play the role of this person. But you are not the person you believe yourself to be, for it is just a mask to who you really are.
But you don’t want to know this because you want to play the role in the drama of life you have chosen.
So we put it out of our minds and we believe that this person or mask is who we truly are, and we genuinely believe this to be true.
But this person we think we are is just a fake, a mask over our true selves.
We are pretending in the game of life.”
This relates to my article on Reincarnation & Free-will.