Billy Joel sings that he wants you just the way you are, whether or not you get it right the first time. Unfortunately, according to Aristotle, you are necessarily identical to yourself, so you can’t be any other body or any other ways, and would only be your way, not anyone else’s. It is tautologically necessary, according to modern, formal logicians, that you, and only you, are the person you person, and are way you are. Fortunately, Billy Joel seems fine with all this, though I personally feel formal logicians should be very different people, given there are so many of them, and they can’t all be identical.
Gerlach is German and rhymes with bear-lock. I was born and raised in the Haight Ashbury of San Francisco, moved to Berkeley for college and grad school, with an MA in History of Religion from the Graduate Theological Union of Berkeley, and now teach Philosophy and the history of human thought at Berkeley City College. I have taught Intro Philosophy, Ethics, Logic, Asian Philosophy, Greek Philosophy, Modern European Philosophy and Social & Political Philosophy there for the past several years, and it has been a joy.