Let us consider whether or Johnathan is correct in the below. Johnathan says: There is no self. If correct then there is no self, and thus Johnathan could not have spoke the thing to begin with. If incorrect, then the self exists. Let us then consider the opposite statement: Johnathan says: There is self. If correct, the self exists. If it does not true, then its opposite is true, but it's opposite has been shown to be self-invalidating. With all the above taken into consideration, it is manifestly obvious that there exists a self.