What makes a person?

Heard this on a podcast while running early this week. Almost a revelation for me. Oliver Sacks recollects Luria writing to him about one of Sacks’ patient’s condition – 

“A man does not consist of memory alone. He has feeling, will, sensibility, moral being … It is here … you may touch him, and see a profound change.’ Memory, mental activity, mind alone, could not hold him; but moral attention and action could hold him completely.”

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