Reviews For Priorities
You must login (register) to review.
Reviewer: ATHENS Signed starstarstarstar [Report This]
Date: 07/19/2010 9:08 AM Title: Chapter 1

The first time I read this I didn't notice it, but now I see that "Priorities" (especially in the first part) can easily be seen as the application in real life of the concepts theorized in "Lake". That is, what happens when you acknowledge the limits of your form and of the others'? You put them to test in order to expand them (now that I've written it it seems pretty -dare I say- logical, and I wonder why I didn't see it before).

In a certain way, you could say that this is what personal interactions are all about, and that a great deal of the cognitive faculty is based on it: if we want to understand the world and the other people, we must be willing to constantly challenge ourselves and our limits (our forma mentis, and could it be a case that it is called like that?), to admit that what we learned yesterday may be no longer valid today.

Every encounter, every experience changes our shape and help in the construction of our personality. It's a never-ending journey, and sometimes can be quite frustrating, but I'm always more convinced that this is what life is all about.

Thank you again for making me thinking all these philosophical thoughts!

Author's Response:

There is a beautiful half line in a poem by D'Annunzio (Poema paradisiaco) that says "...come vien l'acqua al cavo della mano", i.e. "...like water fills the hollow of your hand". The hand and the water seem to me an apt image for the fluid, mobile, shifting, creative interaction between "I" and "the world", people included...

You must login (register) to review.