Does anyone think that any aspect of their self (or anything related to the self) is a truly closed system?
Do you think there is any "part" of your self that does not change?
Do you think there is any "read-only" part, any part that produces output but accepts no input of any kind?
Do you think there is any thing that - when viewed from any possible perspective or at any level - originates in you?
I may have to wait until Monday to follow up on this.