One man’s treasure is another man’s rubbish.
What may appear pristine for one person could appear filthy to another.
The grass is always greener…
Relativity qua the observer’s perspective matters. It carries effective impact on the individual’s worldview and expressive interactions with others. Across cultures, these perspectives shift to varying (subtle) degrees, reminding all how critically necessary it is to respect those shifts of difference.
Especially in this hypermediated globalized reality, differences of perspective carry even greater influence on each individual’s communicative actions and reactions. Without a respect of differences, the fabric of cohesive understanding begins to tear. Forgetting this detail, we have already torn at the fabric, though not irreparably.
Irrespective of inherent differences represented by perspective, there still exists a universal benchmark against which the ‘general majority’ measures within reason. Across cultures, this benchmark can be understood as a yardstick of indisputably accepted ‘truths’. Here are a few examples:
Creativity that empowers others in a positively meaningful way is good.
Potentiality – understood as the potential of potential – is neither good nor bad, it is infinite.
Freedom is the natural state of man. (As he was born free, whole, without clothing and without chains.)
Kant – and Arendt – called this judgment. Granted, their respective definitions have a discrete level of remove. Again, relative perspective.
Indeed, perspective is a rather fickle entity affecting each individual to various degrees of complexity. At best, it resolves differences and opens portals to untold worlds. At worst, it condones indifference and excuses ‘near-sighted’ ignorance. At its extreme, it falsely justifies judgment.
Where there is judgment, there is hypocrisy. Best not to engage. Otherwise, we fall into the cesspool of self-aggrandizing delusion.
In this light, it is all the more critical to attain, foster, and safeguard candid self-honesty. Rather than justify acts of (mis)judgment, why not look outwards with compassionate understanding? Indeed, if we replaced judgment with understanding at least once a day, how high would the qualitative level of our communicative expression rise?
From differences of perspective, comes a need for respective understanding.
From understanding, comes a need for globalized social cohesion.
From cohesion, comes a transcendence over (mis)judgment.
From transcendence, comes a return to the original state of man: freedom.
From freedom, comes a realization of potentiality.
This potentiality is another manifestation of Infinite Potentiality Theory (IPT) in our currently hypermediated e-globalized reality.