Our Hidden Dislike of People
Everyone now has multiple personalities – with little awareness of this.
Everyone can say, truthfully – that they like people. But at the same time, make it clear that, for the most part – they do not. They can get away with this, because few people notice this inconsistency. They don’t notice when people change personalities – and give different ones top priority.
People don’t believe in multiple personalities – as far as they are concerned, they do not exist. They only have one – their official one at the moment. And they get very upset if anyone says they have more.
I am not saying anything new. Shakespeare knew about this, and worked it into his plays. His audiences enjoyed seeing how the actors onstage resembled people outside the theatre.
Time to get back to my original subject – our hatred of people. This has always existed – but not as intensely as it has been in the last hundred years, or so – beginning in the middle of the 19th Century – with the American Civil War, WWI, the Depression, and WWII. This was hatred on a large, organized scale.
I am listening to an economic history of the world – and am hearing, once again, the diplomatic reasons for WWI – that took everyone by surprise.
But no one is saying, that one of the reasons for the War. was how easy it was for people to hate other people – they had never met, but only learned about through the media of their time – that was being distorted by their government.
I hit on multiple personalities, and the media – and I haven’t even left WWI yet!
When into my inbox plops this: Joi Ito Explains Why Donald Trump Is Like the Sex Pistols. I bought his book Whiplash – and it is being sucked into my brain, that is already stuffed with stuff.