Date: 2011-07-13 09:18 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] lhexa
This is all in accord with what I've thought about, though I'll note that the place my thoughts have led me requires me to draw a firm distinction between humanity and the world. One says that the world is cutthroat if humanity is so, or many other things, but humanity is not the world.

I suppose what I'm saying is to agree with you in a sense: to turn away just to turn away? One shouldn't do that. But to turn away to seek something that fits better? That's a different matter.

*nods* Yeah. The subtle (though maybe unimportant) part of my thought, though, was that one can come to face the world by turning away from the world. The experience is of a world transfigured, one that reveals new aspects to you despite being the same thing it was before. There is a type of inner transformation which feels like a transformation of the outside world. It is difficult to describe. Anyway, such an event does not invalidate or defeat a yearning for one's other world, but it does engage that yearning: and in my case (not, I imagine, in others) it caused that yearning to realign.
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