Static

Do you have an explanation? Why is it that we never fully understand that all the waves people broadcast, are constantly interfered with?

Static is all over the place and we never fully perceive messages.
Static from people emitting and static from us receiving.

We get crumbs and fragments of waves, scraps of communication…
and then we try to build meaning out of these,
but we are kept away from the depth and the reality waiting behind words.

We have grown so familiar with the static that we remain mostly unaware of it.
We seriously believe that these people in our environment are
arrogant, depressive, intelligent, funny, or aggressive,
depending on the color or density of the static.

The more elaborate the interference, the more we will be likely to call our interlocutor intelligent And the people we are interacting with will sound all the more aggressive that their static is thick.

But the background message is so distorted by the protagonists that we never grasp its unique nature, regardless of geographical places, social origins, or the epoch in which the speakers were born.

All these messages are a calls for love. End of the story.

They are all a request for recognition, an expression of a need to be acknowledged, accepted. This is the heart of the universal message, hidden behind our civilizational disguises, however sophisticated they may appear.

At what moment do we learn, in our maturing process, not to ask for love directly ?
When do we internalize and refrain our need for recognition?
Is that the sacrosanct quest for psychological independence ?

We will pretend that all this masquerade is due to the necessity to respect the integrity of the person in front of us.
However, it appears it is precisely by choosing one of the convoluted response we are so used to, that we are humiliating this human being. We are sending him back to his own loneliness, adding one more layer of sediments to the static.

Franck Joseph
©FJ March 2015- All rights reserved
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