duminică, 18 martie 2012

Perfection, Self-Sufficiency


The signs of a self-sufficient reality can be seen harder than the signs of a perfect or totally achieved reality.

While an achieved reality is supposed to correspond to a unique type of reality of its genus, a self-sufficient reality has to prove its nature among the numerous realities belonging, again, to its genus.

The lack of a unique type, as it happens in the case of human beings, means that we have to do with a reality which can at most to be self-sufficient, not perfect.

The demonstration of self-sufficiency becomes a personal task for humans and it has to fight with the task of knowing their self-sufficiency, which is assumed by others in their desire of identifying persons as definite and foreseeable wholes.

And only others attempt to establish the self-sufficiency of certain persons by comparing them with other men. It results an erroneous idea of self-sufficiency, since others generally cannot concede to those persons an internal self-sufficiency. By comparing them, the self-sufficiency is conceived as only as a set of individual characteristics.

For someone who has to prove his self-sufficiency, the limitation caused by others’ comparison makes him to wish for possessing rather a kind of perfection. Therefore, the cases of strong individualities refer to individuals that seem to follow perfection, along with the egoistical belief that they are unique types of the genus or category they belong to.