I sometimes wish we can all live by this philosophy; think about it, what difference would it make? 🙂
“A person is a person through other people strikes an affirmation of one’s humanity through recognition of an ‘other’ in his or her uniqueness and difference. It is a demand for a creative intersubjective formation in which the ‘other’ becomes a mirror (but only a mirror) for my subjectivity. This idealism suggests to us that humanity is not embedded in my person solely as an individual; my humanity is co-substantively bestowed upon the other and me. Humanity is a quality we owe to each other. We create each other and need to sustain this otherness creation. And if we belong to each other, we participate in our creations: we are because you are, and since you are, definitely I am. The ‘I am’ is not a rigid subject, but a dynamic self-constitution dependent on this otherness creation of relation and distance”
-Michael Onyebuchi Eze, Eze, M.O Intellectual History in Contemporary South Africa 190-191
No soothing walls or any wall at all that would divide us…
Each of us caring and giving a damn about one another. What difference would it make?