Filosofia nel quotidiano

Sei esposto 

Nasci nello sguardo di tua madre, sei esposto al suo affetto, sei nei suoi occhi fin dal primo istante di vita, fin dal primo respiro. Ecco, da questo momento, dal momento in cui nasci sei esposto: sei esposto al mondo, sei di fronte allo sguardo degli altri, genitori, parenti, amici, conoscenti, estranei, vicini, una schiera infinita, un pubblico immenso di fronte al quale ti devi presentare, ti devi far riconoscere, se devi essere tu, devi esserlo sempre di fronte a qualcuno, anche quando non c'è nessuno, anche quando sei solo di fronte allo specchio. 

Sei esposto al mondo. Il mondo è il tuo palcoscenico, su questa scena si gioca la tua partita, su questo palco cerchi di farti riconoscere per quello che sei. In questa spazio provi a riconoscere gli altri. Perché non sei solo, ci sono gli altri: il pubblico è nello stesso tempo, disposto sulla scena, a sua volta pronto ad essere riconosciuto da te. Così, tu sei sempre sulla scena, sei esposto, e hai di fronte a te gli altri, anch'essi esposti. Ci guardiamo, ci riconosciamo o ci ignoriamo, i nostri sguardi si incrociano, non possiamo nasconderci. Nemmeno chiudendo gli occhi.

 

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Guest - Laura Capogna on Monday, 02 January 2017 04:26
Nasconderci non possiamo. Ma camuffarci e dissimulare sì.

Ed è allora che comincia la vera messa in scena: indossiamo una maschera, o tante maschere, e recitiamo un ruolo, o tanti ruoli. E interagiamo così: mascherati, camuffati, dissimulatori. Ogni tanto poi ci concediamo il lusso (o il rischio) di esporci sul serio, per quello che siamo. Ammesso di non esserci persi dietro a tutte le maschere, nostre e degli altri. Ammesso di sapere chi siamo. Uno? Nessuno? Centomila? Parole e azioni che si intrecciano: per esporre o per mascherare e dissimulare pensieri e sentimenti? Perc costruire o per demolire? Probabilemente per fare un po' dell'uno e un po' dell'altro. Siamo esposti. E lo sappiamo.

[b]Ed è allora che comincia la vera messa in scena: indossiamo una maschera, o tante maschere, e recitiamo un ruolo, o tanti ruoli. E interagiamo così: mascherati, camuffati, dissimulatori. Ogni tanto poi ci concediamo il lusso (o il rischio) di esporci sul serio, per quello che siamo. Ammesso di non esserci persi dietro a tutte le maschere, nostre e degli altri. Ammesso di sapere chi siamo. Uno? Nessuno? Centomila? Parole e azioni che si intrecciano: per esporre o per mascherare e dissimulare pensieri e sentimenti? Perc costruire o per demolire? Probabilemente per fare un po' dell'uno e un po' dell'altro. Siamo esposti. E lo sappiamo.[/b]
Ran Lahav on Monday, 02 January 2017 18:40
Esposto all'altro, esposto a Dio

Thank you, Stefano, for your beautiful, poetic text. Your text reminds me of a passage from a book which I wrote in Hebrew, “Things which Lu whispered to me,” which was published last week in Israel. This passage is about the idea of God, who presumably sees everything. Let me translate it quickly here from Hebrew to English:

In the face of the Great Reality, you cannot hide anything; it is already present everywhere … How terrifying it is to stand naked in the transparent truth, without a hidden inner world, without privacy, without escape … How much humility is needed to walk around in the world while a million eyes are watching you and seeing every vibration of your bodily organs, every quiver of your soul, and it is utterly useless to comb your hair and put on jewelry, to cover your shame with your hand, to conceal your sagging organs, to smile to the camera?
In the face of such a Reality, you must find a new way of being with yourself – a different state of mind and awareness, one that is unknown in a world divided to the hidden and the exposed. In the presence of such a reality, there is no choice but to become an altogether different person
.”

Similar to your text, isn’t it? – even though you wrote about the other person, while I wrote about the idea of God. Does this mean that those two are very similar things?

[b]Thank you, Stefano, for your beautiful, poetic text. Your text reminds me of a passage from a book which I wrote in Hebrew, “Things which Lu whispered to me,” which was published last week in Israel. This passage is about the idea of God, who presumably sees everything. Let me translate it quickly here from Hebrew to English: “[i]In the face of the Great Reality, you cannot hide anything; it is already present everywhere … How terrifying it is to stand naked in the transparent truth, without a hidden inner world, without privacy, without escape … How much humility is needed to walk around in the world while a million eyes are watching you and seeing every vibration of your bodily organs, every quiver of your soul, and it is utterly useless to comb your hair and put on jewelry, to cover your shame with your hand, to conceal your sagging organs, to smile to the camera? In the face of such a Reality, you must find a new way of being with yourself – a different state of mind and awareness, one that is unknown in a world divided to the hidden and the exposed. In the presence of such a reality, there is no choice but to become an altogether different person[/i].” Similar to your text, isn’t it? – even though you wrote about the other person, while I wrote about the idea of God. Does this mean that those two are very similar things?[/b]
Stefano Zampieri on Tuesday, 03 January 2017 03:51

yes it is true, we are saying the same thing in different words! God, for me is just that, the invisible presence of the world. Although it is a word that I prefer not to use.

yes it is true, we are saying the same thing in different words! God, for me is just that, the invisible presence of the world. Although it is a word that I prefer not to use.
Guest - Carmen Zavala on Tuesday, 03 January 2017 07:58

When everybody can see everybody, meaning that everybody is equally exposed, then the exposure means no mayor threat anymore. All of us have awkward or eventually even dark sides. Through our constant possible exposure through cellphone-cameras and other devices and social media and internet, other´s people business and eventual failures and public exposure of grey sides does not shock, sometimes, not even interest the others anymore.

The problem arises when some of us are exposed by others who can keep hidden through the power they (still) have and use this information to expose the good sides of some and the negative side of others, making us unknowingly slaves of their empathy and interests.

In relation to the idea of God: We are supposed to be all equally and fairly exposed to judgement. With so many nasty and disgusting souls desecrating humanity in the vilest way, what can the quivers of my soul possibly matter to the whole? So exposure does not seem to be any threat in the eyes of God.

When everybody can see everybody, meaning that everybody is equally exposed, then the exposure means no mayor threat anymore. All of us have awkward or eventually even dark sides. Through our constant possible exposure through cellphone-cameras and other devices and social media and internet, other´s people business and eventual failures and public exposure of grey sides does not shock, sometimes, not even interest the others anymore. The problem arises when some of us are exposed by others who can keep hidden through the power they (still) have and use this information to expose the good sides of some and the negative side of others, making us unknowingly slaves of their empathy and interests. In relation to the idea of God: We are supposed to be all equally and fairly exposed to judgement. With so many nasty and disgusting souls desecrating humanity in the vilest way, what can the quivers of my soul possibly matter to the whole? So exposure does not seem to be any threat in the eyes of God.
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