have you ever thought about how Spock is a person trying to be a machine and Data is a machine trying to be a person because I seem unable to stop
They actually address this in TNG’s “Unification”:
Spock: Fascinating. You have an efficient intellect, superior physical skills and no emotional impediments. There are Vulcans who aspire all their lives to achieve what you’ve been given by design.
Data: You are half human.
Data: Yet you have chosen a Vulcan way of life.
Spock: I have.
Data: In effect, you have abandoned what I have sought all my life.