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02 December 2017 Saturday

Misunderstandings -- ~week thereof

slated in mused at 8:23 pm

The theme for this week has been solidly “misunderstandings”. Doesn’t permeate everything, yet very paints/drapes pretty much all.

We all have our reasons—our memories and experiences—that inform and impact and dictate our experiences and interpretations and choices. From simple expectations to profound disappointments, from attempted kindness to accused greed; failed good intentions vilified and successful selfishness celebrated. We all have our points of views and wishes, expectations, hopes, desires; personal rules of engagement, personally obvious etiquette, sacred protocols. Some damage can be mended with additional communication and action, some with new time and experience; much damage can yet will not ever be mended.

I’ve been wondering, again, what life/humanity would be like with universal telepathy/transmittable empathy. If anyone has a good book recommendation that explores the concept, I’d love to hear it. The one that revisits my thoughts is G.R.R. Martin’s A Song for Lya. I don’t know if we would still be human if we fully shared thoughts and feelings; so much of our human existence/condition/experience is grounded and mired in our struggles and conflicts attempting to interpret and reach and convey and persuade the world/people around us. If we shared thoughts and feelings, how different would we be; how different our social interactions and structure, our distributed responsibilities and expectations and requirements.

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