Friday, August 25, 2006

The Argument

I have none of your faith.
You have none of my skepticism.
"We" is broken.

2 comments:

Gerry said...

Ahhh...

So we have to have the same beliefs (or lack of) before we are a "we"???

Please explain, GS...

You've confused me there...

GreenSmile said...

you should probably ignore my attempted poetry. Its not bad enough to get me shot but niether is it free of ambiguity.

"none" is the hard working word in this terseness. I don't think two parties have to have identical beliefs [and I doubt any two ever did without making serious mischief] in order to have commerce or negotiate. But they have to have at least some common terms, some little overlap of interest, a glimmer of how the other guy works. They cannot afford to militate against the other's nature where traces of it are found in their own behavior or outlook because then there is not a toehold for understanding and aggravated spirals of miscommunication are the likely course.

But also, I imply the existance of a third party, "we", that is present and has its own stake in the process. This you correctly discerned. Conjuring up "we" is about as spiritual as I get.