luni, 23 iunie 2014

Small victories

The simplest and most insignificant victories inspire the feeling of self-esteem.

The victories can be as insignificant as the victory in a game, the smart reply to somebody else, the skillful fixing of a small damage into the house, etc. Beside, many of them are reached when we are alone, so that we cannot say that we prevail against somebody else.

Therefore, the self-esteem acquired in this way escape from an objective criterion and from the compulsory social standard to evaluate our success comparing it with that achieved by other persons, sometimes by defeating them.

It is a subjective self-esteem. In other words, it is the pleasure of feeling that we raise ourselves during a lifespan which can be designed according to our person only a little.

We may imagine that the other animals have the same feeling when they eat or get their mates. They are also small victories for an outer observer.

The peculiarity of human species is to make further claims on the basis of such small victories. We easily forget the trivial source of our feeling of self-esteem and dream about future greater victories. When the dreams were fed by those small victories, the greater ones are pure illusions.

Sometimes, the society helps us to consider that the small victories can become greater. It praises great gamers, clowns or comedians who have a lot of smart replies at their disposal, the most skillful masters of  small things, and so on. However, such cases show that the society as a whole is defective in finding another form of self-esteem than those small victories. The small victories continue to be small.

sâmbătă, 21 iunie 2014

Real images of nature

Many places have a meaning to us not in virtue of themselves, but because of the means used for coming to them.

The mechanical vehicles prevail as means of transporting in the modern times and so they impose the prevalent meaning of all places, even to those which can be reached only on foot.

Specifically, the places are narrowed in their meaning, so that they can be referred to primarily as points to be touched by the geometrical movement of a vehicle. Currently, the name fulfills this task by its short sound. Second, the places are expected to be caught in an image which also reproduces them in a geometrical way. A photograph or a video has clear geometrical parameters which are applied to the wild nature, too.

Therefore, the nature can be truly seen when it shows by itself its images. The reflections of nature in waters commonly do this and show the nature defying the geometrical shapes.

When a human being can tell its life only in a disorderly way, we also could say that it has some grip on its real or natural life. When it is able to expose a geometrical chronology about itself, we might have some doubts about its apprehension of life.

miercuri, 18 iunie 2014

Farther and farther

The possibility of intermingling two bodies in a sexual relation could be conceived as the measure of any other kind of relation between humans.

Surely, the sexual communion is never perfect. The two bodies stay together only for a while and their communion is weakened by the individual perception of the sexual pleasure. However, it is close to perfection in virtue of the fact that the sexual pleasure throws out from the sphere of the two bodies any thought. And only a thought could separate from each other two united bodies.

In other kinds of relation, the thought is that which has the mission of bringing together two bodies, in spite of its natural tendency of separating them.

Many human relations keep working because there is no appeal to the thought. The simple fact of dwelling in the same spatial area is taken like the closeness of two bodies which interact sexually. For instance, the members of a family which has the same abode feed their harmony from such exclusion of thinking of their relations. Though, they often come to know that their relations are in fact quite weak, especially when they separate from each other.

In the case of a real relation, the thoughts dedicated to someone who is far away from us bring her or him near to us. Then, the dividing nature of thought acts against us. We feel that we cannot find a place in the area where our body usually dwells. Many times, it is a common practice to find a relief by looking again and again to the place of our body and thus to suspend the activity of thinking of that person who seems to live farther and farther from us.