The Man Who Forgot Who He Was

by practicalspactical

Did you ever hear the one about the salesman who was in a car accident and suffered brain damage to his right frontal lobe. This is the lobe that controls our sense of being in our body and integration and all that — anyway, he was injured and ever after he lost the sense that his arm was his own — he would see and it think it was someone else’s. Eventually, the invasion the salesmen felt at looking at pieces of his body that he knew belonged to someone else drove him insane —

His wife came home and found that he had cut off his own hand. When she found him, bleeding his life out on the kitchen table, he was smiling.