Date: 2011-07-17 03:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] davv
One says that the world is cutthroat if humanity is so, or many other things, but humanity is not the world.

True enough, but humanity does have a way of imposing itself on oneself. The only alternative that separates the two completely is to interact with humanity on one's own terms alone, which requires a significant amount of dedication and effort (surviving on your own, and so on).

There is a type of inner transformation which feels like a transformation of the outside world. It is difficult to describe.

I think I can understand, at least if I tug it to extremes. We feel things like purpose and interest in doing things; although these things are not part of the world proper, they seem to be (things are interesting or they aren't, for instance). Changing yourself could make things that you'd otherwise not spend a thought on draw a lot of attention. The world doesn't, properly speaking, "reveal" itself to you, it's rather that you see what you didn't before.

It would of course be best if I could realign myself, or if I could keep those parts of the world that I do like, and bring my focus to those parts while handling the rest, for I can't easily go to that other world. But such realignment shouldn't be so extensive that I no longer recognize myself. Thus, yearning persists: it's part of me, but I can't reach the place it yearns for (except possibly through my imagination).
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