Along the way, we're likely to learn that our senses are useless for success in the world. It's a disheartening and horrible experience. We see those we love crushed by the weight of world thoughts. The plight of humanity is a cold financial district. People in power misuse, abuse, thwart, disrespect. We are left numb. Distant. There is a lot wrong in the world, a lot to feel anxious or scared about. It's true. Anyone who tells you different has some reason why s/he doesn't say the truth.
We all have our reasons for why we are the way we are, why we think and do what we think and do. To some degree, we can all get along somehow. This may mean we don't like each other and perhaps we barely tolerate discussions beyond those that are necessary. Maybe we don't look at each other much. It can also mean other stuff at the same time, like maybe we laugh in a genuine and hearty song, support each other, allow each other freedom from our arbitrary critique. A network of people doesn't have to hurt us even if that's what we experienced in early life, what we experience in our jobs, or what we see broadcasted and reported to us in our media. A network of humans can encourage, provide ideas and guidance, offer opportunities for safe mistakes and substantial mediocrity.
Love and hate are inside of us, each in its certain nebulous ambiguous amorphism. Distance and proximity are each other. They define each other. We can guide our emotions, develop our senses. We are able to learn ways to engage our senses and appear normal to others. At least kind of, sometimes. In a way. Deep down, we are connected with knowledge that all of us embody crazy ugly nasty. Disgust at our hero qualities is natural, par for the course. So how do we make this analysis work in daily life? How do we get from moment to moment and offer a bridge between give up and go on. How do moments glide into years, panic to profound connection. Where do we derive our encouragement and meaning so that we know and live our dreams.
Well hello there.