Thursday, March 13, 2008

I ♥ Huckabees

Everything is not connected, but we are connected to the things that around us, and those are in turn connected to the things around them

Pain is a feeling of disconnection
Love is a feeling of connection

Connection is you seeing yourself in another, which is empathy, the ability to see something else, and then imagine yourself in that place
Therefore, connection is both false and self-centered, and yet also real and impactfull

False because it is you feeling what you think someone else feels, and only caring because you see yourself in another. In other words, you only care because you care about yourself

True, because with that feeling, you act in such a way as to create connections, and if you act in a certain way, for a a reason other than purely wanting to help another person, is the affect really different? Is the action really different? It doesn't seem so. The evidence seems to point that way.

So, it seems, that connections are real, but only external to us. We can only experience these connections in a isolated sort of way.