There is no Santa, and there is no you.
“The way I have explained it is that I used to wonder why the stories of Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy are taught to small children. It didn’t make sense, because the maturing mind will eventually see through these stories. During this time, most children are being taught religion as well. Didn’t it logically follow that, having been fooled before, these stories would ultimately cause children to question the story of their religion as well? It didn’t make sense to me, because the cultures wanted children to believe in their religion. So why trick children with stories, and then want them to believe an even bigger story? However, I had it all wrong. The stories of Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy aren’t about the existence of God, they are about the existence of self. It is our stories of ourselves, the me, that we should come to question. Does the me really exist? Santa seemed real. In the morning there were presents. The self seems real. I have my own name, I own a car, and everyone treats me as a separate entity with free will. There is collusion to make it seem real. It is exactly like Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy. There is no Santa, and there is no you.”