Being in the mindset: ‘interesting’ is something that could increase my ‘specialness’.
A couple of weeks ago I reblogged a post, containing audio-material by GD on ‘specialness’
Specialness increases my separation from others. Being special only shows the gap between me and others. We invent one hundred ways to increase our ‘specialness’, and aggregating what is ‘interesting’ is just one aspect of this.
Why do I find something interesting?
Do I find something interesting because it will increase my sense of self, or do I find things interesting because I enjoy the ‘gaming’ part of it, sporting or playing with skills and knowledge.
There is nothing wrong with an interest in a hobby: it’s a game, something to occupy mind, something that can grow into a profession. But be aware, when we start feeling special about it. When our interest has grown into something valuable, mind forgets humility and makes a ‘special’ identity from it.
There is playing, but there is also the ‘interest’ on purpose. Using or even abusing appearance, skills and knowledge to become more powerful, rich or famous (or all three together).
The same is true for making connections with others, and finding ‘them’ interesting. Do I really like this person or am I just befriending him/her because their higher status might somehow reflect on me.
What do you find ‘interesting’, and is it a healthy interest? Could you analyse your motives when the word ‘interesting’ jumps into your mind?
Picture taken by bvdb (whoisbert) Wednesday 5 June 2013 – 10h58 am CET – Antwerp Zoo – Canon ixus HS230 – IMG_3013