"We are living with the fear of being nothing and with the fantasy of being everything; but we don't see that everything it's the mixed up alternative of anything." (Leon Wieseltier)
The common function of humans is their integration in a social system that they depend on. The identity of the individual is subjugated to the common identity. We leave our own identity and integrate ourselves in the system to which we must belong to. To belong to a group is not an experience. It is a kind of surrogate of it.
“Ordinary people” speaks of the affiliation to a group, with everything that this implies, thus on its whole, when substituting your own identity to the others, to the common sense. And this because the identity is public. It is that manner in which someone is known and appreciated.
Outside ourselves we are all the same.
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