since i tend towards Aggression
(in the big three of Aggression, Ignorance, & Greed
and yes, i have habits of all three,
but Aggression seems to be my go-to habit…
come ride with me in the car and witness
how fast it arises with people who tailgate…)
with this tendency toward Aggression
i seem to have a sharp radar for Aggression in the world.
(that is, the outer world, and more & more getting better at catching the inner world – with practice.
thank you, my dear therapist.)
becoming well practiced in Meanness gazing, if you will…
(visual exploration during a migraine the other day…)
one of the Meannesses that seems to be up these days
in the outer world
is around “selfies” and Narcissism.
saw a meme the other day that was about the amount of selfies per hour meant the greater the Narcissism.
this may well be true.
it may be a bit specific…
i mean, what if anything projected into the world,
be it a photo of oneself
somebody’s child or children
the food being eaten for dinner
beloved animal companions
what is done at work…
what if it’s all in the name of sharing
or with the longing for connection
or with the hope that it will bring levity or even laughter
some communication of sorts.
something of humor
(or beauty & sadness & wonder… like this bat, who died, and its incredible wing…)
or even something mundane.
(wool socks in silhouette drying on the clothesline inside…)
the images of ones children is no different from the images people post of themselves…
…not everyone has a child…
…or an animal…
…or a view…
but perhaps there is simply a longing to connect & share & communicate & respond & be responded to…
and what if we enjoy getting to know about each other
and other’s lives, at least a glimpse, a sliver…
we are SO quick to label and judge
what if there is simply the saying, through action of image or word:
this is where i’m at
this is what i think
this is what i see
this is what happened
this is what was done
even trying to convey an emotion, or something ephemeral, a moment…
it’s so EASY to say a name, a negativity, a criticism of another
(reminds me of a Shel Silverstein drawing…)
yes, yes there are certainly Narcissistic people in the world.
Wikipedia said people need some semblance of it to function.
(i can hear a mocking voice in my own mind “that’s what Wikipedia SAAAAAID”)
perhaps intention seems to have a big part in sharing…?
it all gets me wondering and wondering…
about the world of advertisement… branding… promoters… lobbyists…
there are whole industries having something to do with this sharing of something
in seeing images that people have shared
people near and far, known & unknown
of themselves, their animals, or children, their dinner
even images of devastation…
something in me is stirred, something in my heart
(or maybe i’m just a raving, flaming Narcissist…)
my head is spinning a bit and i don’t have clear conclusions through the rambling & wonderings…
except to say
can we please all be a little more kind?
(Artemis in the field)
Happy Thanksgiving everyone
thanks for sharing y/our world
through words and images
wishing you all good things