How to tell the difference between thing-ness and beingness… i.e. are you treating another a person or a thing?
I learned, maybe re-learned something from my an email I got from someone who is taking ‘becoming a person’ very seriously… thank god.
He got that only through ‘granting’ personness to another makes you a person. That really you cannot be a person among objects… what you give is what you are.
Very counterintuitive idea, and probably controversial too. But to echo most people’s emotions: a ‘bummer’… too bad.
We all want to be treated as a person, we want to be treated like we are a ‘somebody’, not a thing, and definitely not a ‘nothing’. Continue reading “How to tell the difference between thing-ness and beingness”