Humans tend to associate their five senses with memories. You hear a song and think of a place and time.
You smell a particular scent and think of a person or a feeling. Every day we think of something from the past because, ultimately, that is who we are. With that influence, we try to resuscitate that memory and transform it into something new. There is this need to relive the past, not necessarily to make it better, but to feel at home and understood again.
It could be a comfort zone or something. This is what people mean when talking about being born into the wrong era – a time and place where they don’t fit in, can’t adjust to contemporary customs (i.e., social media).
Growing old is another possible explanation for all this.
I’m completely aware of what reality is. It’s something that doesn’t go away, even when you stop believing in it (Philip K. Dick). And it’s your awareness of it that will always leave a bad taste in your mouth.
People no longer understand each other. They don’t listen, or there is a language barrier, or they hear what they want to hear. Blinded by capitalism and politics, misunderstood within the world of immigration and multiculturalism. It’s endless. The truth is we’re no longer trying to understand anything because people don’t get on. How is this going to end well?
These five senses that we have are enough to make us living creatures–humans. What ultimately makes us human is our conscience – some form of cognitive voice teaching us what is right and wrong. That voice has taught us for centuries that life is more than just survival, but what we learn is all the same. Only our personal perception of things defines our personality and makes us different from one another.
And that’s why humans don’t get on. And we’re not just territorial like the moose; we want power above all–more and more of it.
Sometimes I can’t help but think that we’re just an experiment. And I don’t know how we can still prove ourselves worthy.
I have a childhood memory of writing in my old bedroom. I remember taming my conscience with the pure creativity of the mind–that’s the only time when your conscious is content.