Tuesday, January 26, 2021


Originally written on March 3, 2003 at 1:30 pm while recuperating from a night of drinking and going to sleep at 5:30 am.

I am becoming more and more aware of the interconnectedness of it all. A sociologist may say that individuals come out of society, but I say that societies come out of individuals. I have been taught and told that humans got rid of their instincts long ago. This is why socialization is so important to them. To them, a human that was not ever socialized is simply a creature without any sense of self. For me, the individual comes first and has to. How can you have a connection between people without first having persons?

When on e looks at it this way, as society as a product of individuals, there is no need for the most basic norms and calls to conformity. The individual would not conform to society. Society would conform to the individual.

There is a beautiful harmony about it all. It all acts so beautifully together. Everywhere and everything is just so full. Everything living and non-living alike is constantly rubbing shoulders with each other. There are so many connections and inter-connections. I say connection and not dependencies. If a bird drink from a lake it is not dependent as it could always drink from another lake if the first would disappear. Another reason I refrain from using dependence, and perhaps more importantly, dependence places power and control in particular and reserved areas. This destroys the quality and value of it all. One does not talk about dependence when one speaks about a couple dancing or 2 notes being played in harmony. I look at nature and society with the same eye that I use to look at dancers and musicians.

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