Concepts of Personhood

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    • Melyasian
      • Become a person only in death and after all debts and inheritance has been dealt with and distributed, you can go to the afterlife untied to mortal life
    • Buddhists
      • We are spirits in a mortal vessel, we can never be a person until we reach "enlightenment", which will take many lives
    • South Indian
      • Can only become a person once you have children who can carry on your legacy
    • Naive Indian Americans
      • An animal can possess spirits (animism) which decreases individuality

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