I heard this quoted sentence from the Yale's Death Course at Youtube. How to understand "drag around with you" in boldface?

I take it the idea of body is a familiar one. It's this lump of fresh and bone and muscle that's sitting here in front of you that each one of you sort of drag around with you.

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Good question. But, first, instead of asking, "How to understand?" you should ask, "What does [X] mean?" or, "What is meant by the bold phrase?"

Second, the professor is describing the corporeal body in order to distinguish it from the metaphysical or spiritual self that he later describes. Specifically, what you "drag around with you" is the your physical body: your bones, your muscles, your organs, skin, hair, and so on.

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