Originally Posted by Acting Like Godot
At least two of your examples are wrong. I'll just discuss one of them - "memories" - and I won't even go into a discussion of esoteric mind methods.
Memories change all the time. Something happened to you last month. You have a certain memory of it today.
Next week, you'll forget some of the details. Or you'll mix the details up. In 5 years' time, you won't remember this incident. Or you'll confuse it with other similar incidents.
Yes, but at any given moment what I feel is a response to the current state of my memories.
Besides, memories which are attached to strong feelings are very persistent. That is why people remember things like their first kiss so clearly. And things not so pleasant.
In any case, I see nothing wrong with my fundamental point, which is that there ARE things we can't change about our lives. And an even longer list of things which may be theoretically or somewhat malleable, but arguably not worth the effort. We can disagree about what is on the list, but there IS a list.