Originally Posted by SMN
In many of these circumstances we often view ourselves as changed people, or in some caes, "reborn". But is this really true, or are we the same people we always were with a new piece of information in our heads[?]
People use the terms 'reborn' or 'new person' to lend weight to the importance of the new information in their heads. They are not literally reborn, although the replacement of cells in your body causes you to be a new person pretty regularly.
The same person with new information in their head is