Further, most aspects of a person can buzz merrily along without an “I” directing them.
For example, most of your thoughts arise without any deliberate creation.
We all routinely engage in many mental and physical activities without “I” making them happen.
In fact, often the less self the better, since that improves many kinds of task performance and emotional functioning (Koch and Tsuchiya 2006; Leary, Adams, and Tate 2006).
Even when it seems like the self has made a conscious decision, that choice is often the result of unconscious factors.