If we are going to sit in room, brainstorm, think tank, about reality and what reality consists of, what are the world's and humanities problems and
how can we solve them, you will never find a person in such a meeting, complaining about narrative.
Its just common sense. If you look around the world, the brightest, smartest, highest IQ's, humanitarians, philosophers, etc are not sitting around
complaining about narrative. They are instead trying to figure out how to solve problems.
This is something that can be found in a book entitled, "Don't Sweat The Small Stuff."
I'm not speaking for you, but your annoyance with "narrative" is relative. Others are not annoyed by this and accept people as they are. (so Both
PArties can't be right. It eaither is, or isn't annoying)
So in all honesty, who is the one that has it better in life, the one who accepts and is at peace, or the one who is annoyed and needs to warn?
Like I have said, contrary to the OP, I find it annoying sometimes. The reason is that I find it an obstacle to communication. The Brightest IQ'sn
humanitarians, philosophers, etc., while trying to figure out how to solve problems, do not spend time dictating to each other what the other one has
going on inside their mind. -Each one speaks for their own mind! I come from a family of philosophers, and all their collegues and friends are
philosophers, and I have met some highly esteemed minds and listened to their debates around the dinner table..... even when they are shrinks as well,
they let each person speak for themselves.
(and here I make distinction between speaking of someone elses actions and words, and their internal thoughts, feelings, and motivations.)
I have found that while we try to exchange information or views, having someone repeatedly counter my expression of what I feel or think stops up all
further exchange. You feel this- no, I feel that. No, you feel this... NO I feel THAT.... you feel this, just admit it... NO, that is NOT what I
The deal seems to be- either you accept my version of who you are inside, or no further exchange will happen here. I will dictate who you are, what
you feel and what you think, you will agree to adopt it and change whatever I tell you to change inside. No solutions to any problems outside will get
solved until you have agreed to accept and become whatever character they are wanting to interact with.
(I don't want to try analyzing the motivations for doing this, there are probably many different types of motivations)
This is where a difference could be made between dealing with exterior problems or questions, and being "spiritual".... when you're being "spiritual"
you are delving into your inner world and interacting with internal characters and objects- NOT the material and physical objective reality, which has
separate individuals and objects. Things and others that are "not I".
I don't think it is "bad" to spend time in these sorts of transference and projective exchanges, people can work out personal stuff that way.... but
it seems more effective if we can recognize when we are doing that and make a distinction between getting together to help each other solve our
internal questions and problems, or the external ones.
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