joi, 31 iulie 2014

Despicable egotism

Though despicable in particular contexts, the egotism is accepted as a public value and a universal goal of life under cover of the personal success.

It seems that its disguised name is not the motive for which we accept the egotism when we see it in the case of successful public persons. We rather accept it because it has a public nature and so it allows everyone to think that he shares some part of that egotism only by talking about the persons who really have it. When we talk about the celebrities of the moment, it is hard to specify if they are real persons or only items of our discussions.

The disgraceful egotism in the public space is commonly attributed to those people who obviously cannot be reduced to the subject matters of our conversations. Thus, the public always conceived scornful portraits to successful scientist, philosophers, or writers about whom we cannot talk.

 Nonetheless, the fat persons who express their egotism in clear physical terms have not a comfortable place in the public space. The egotism expressed in their flesh cannot be easily reduced to our immaterial words about it. Therefore, they seem to threaten the values praised through words by other people. Also, they defy the aesthetic standards which are the main subject matters of our discussions.

In fact, the celebrities of the moment may eat more from our life through their egotism which invades a lot of the life time we spend discussing about them, whereas the fat people eat only a small part from the common material world.

marți, 29 iulie 2014

Deadly misunderstanding

It is easier to think that the cause of our misunderstanding is somewhere in our heads than to place out of our mind.

The head, brain, or mind is commonly perceived as only a part of us, so that if it is affected by misunderstanding, a large part of us remains untouched. Therefore, many can survive with the thought that they do not understand a lot of things.

When the cause of misunderstanding is attributed to some other people or to the things we cannot understand, we become afraid for the possibility of being crushed entirely by them.

If some people have planned to impede our understanding, it is likely that they would go further against us. And so would do the things.

A trivial example: if we accuse the teachers for a mathematical problem we do not understand, and not our brain, it is likely that we find the punitive side of the educational system and we may expect that that system or any other social system may crush us in the future.

Another example: if we are aware of the fact that death is not misunderstood because of our limited brain, but because of its own nature, we will be frightened that it may mean our total dissolution. Meanwhile, those who impute its misunderstanding to themselves may have a peaceful thought about death. They may also accept to not understand other kindred things like the afterlife and though to believe in it.