"To think" and "to be" are
products of rationalism. Better to think of it as "The I that
is me," and this as an adjunct to "The I that is we."
When the alarm is called in a crowded room the first to the door might
later feel guilty if by some unfortunate circumstance someone gets
trampled to death. When, in the course of a conversation, I raise
"time as quality" I usually find that quickly I am alone.
Fortunately no one has yet been trampled to death.
"The I that is me" does not contain a
"therefore". "The I that is we" does.
Rationalist thinking begins with a "therefore". It is
"functioning". It quite properly recognizes its
limitations, but it insists that the alternative is a chaos or a
disorderliness out of which a sensible "therefore" cannot be
Very possibly thought begins in the stomach,
or the spleen, or the brain. More likely thought travels at the
speed of light. And a "therefore" would be a glow
worm pottering around a mind.
Here, because the room is now empty, it doesn't mean
I am wrong. Rather it means "The I that is me" has no
benefit of "therefore".