It struck me (again) how life does not consist of extremes, but of all the layers in between those remote positions. It’s not a polarized black or white, but endless gray areas, each tempered and enhanced by our subjective and individually generated thoughts and experiences. There are facts and opinions, consequences (intended and unintended), results, fallouts, projections, outcomes, what have you – all falling on various gradations on this imaginary gray scale. All anyone has to do in order to see that, is to take a step back and look. Look beyond the obvious, and also try to understand the notions more remote to the subjective self.
Our society today is like a reversed bell curve – we’re so polarized. Instead of crowding on the narrow ledge of the opposite horizons, we as a society need to move back to the more generously layered and multifaceted existence of the middle ground of the bell itself. Which, of course, is easier said than done. That said, we should never, ever stop trying.
*** Lastly, I want everyone who reads this, who are on a Blogger platform to know that for the last month or so, I have had very limited success in commenting on your blogs. I always try to reciprocate with comments, and it feels terrible to not be able to. Perhaps it is a matter of a simple tweak on my part, but I’m not savvy enough to understand how (if) this can be fixed by me, or if it’s a more systemic flaw. When a comment suddenly “takes”, and I haven’t done anything differently, I get even more confused. My sincerest apologies to all you who so kindly leave comments week after week. I always try to write you back. I tried using a Google profile too, to no avail. I’ll welcome any advice or insights you might offer.