28th October 2008 - 10:37 PM
Do the same filters still apply?
AFAICT, not a chance. Writing/reading is only done in your head. The lady who smiled to you when you bought groceries will affect your input, the course of your thinking, and your output When you talk to a person you talk to a person. You are effectively a million people speaking at once when outputting over the internet, for instance. If you are doing it right, that is. If not... you are a poor you(!!!).
This is not to say that some people can't be the exact opposite, of course: I am talking about *me*.
When you are writing --and again, IF you are doing it right-- you are the total sum of all experiences of all the dealings you have had with people.
I find it impossible to be that when I am speaking, I am a mediocre speaker and an unimposing presence even for my cat, but my personality -that is, my psychology- is the same speaking OR e-writing.
(OK, AN, I confess: that *was* about you! So SUE ME!
It's just that the character IAMoraes is a separate entity with a separate identity and personality... I just have to kill him off now.
(OK, AN, I confess: that *was* about y... Uh, I mean, NO, it wasn't!)
That is just another reason I think this is about brain wiring and not psychology. The "masks" theory would provide a handy background right about now if anyone can throw in the appropriate paragraphs, Your Highness Empress --I wouldn't know which ones to chose as I have only barely-functional familiarity with this theory.
Just so it's not left hanging in the air... I remember "changing" into another person when writing at a very young age, thus way before the internet; even then my writing was filled with characteristics that don't quite belong to me and in fact aren't.
Later, when I was 13 my two brothers and I "wrote" a "song" with almost 4 chords about the Delphi Oracle: "At the Delphi oracle I met the seer Rhea/she told me I was going to marry an old bag". HEY!!! IT RHYMED! I WAS 13! And if you ever mention that again I will kill you! It went on, blissfully letting you think that Rhea was from the Delphi oracle, which we already knew wasn't true (BUT IT RHYMED) to tell you about that smoke coming out of the ground and I WILL kill you if you ever mention that again!
Then again, when I was 37 I wrote a song about the pleasure of peeing standing up, ("I pee close/I pee far/by the bush/in a jar") so what?
In any case, Delphi has been a recurring thought for about a week. I knew I was going to use it. I will now, as I will call it the "oracular mode" (For God's sake, it's a mental MODEL, nothing else.) That is supposed to mean that the right person has to ask the right question at the right time because the right answer is ready and pre-made in my head.
Everyone has the same circuitry. The difference between writing and speaking, that is, the difference that I experience, is that oracular mode. Everyone, not only me, has an oracular mode, and everyone who gives any importance to any answer they output must necessarily enter oracular mode. It doesn't run on the regular brain wiring, it's all special --if you want to take that as a warning about stinky mediums in the regular population who don't even know they are stinky, much less mediums, go right ahead.
However, even if you are in prison and make 4 dollars a month, most people are not worth as little as the time you will spend reading
their oracular output. I, for one, don't take just *anyone* in oracular mode.
As far as I understand it, the oracular mode is just not for everyone to act on. Most of the people who try stink at it. Note that I do, yes I do, tread an "oracular mode" as someone else independent of me, I wouldn't treat it as anything less in anyone else.
I could go on but I would need weeks to organize thoughts and it's not worth it.
Going back to the question "do the same filters apply?":
They most certainly are different filters.