One Rather Interesting Potential Corollary

That perception (and fuller consciousness) are dependent on empathy. That we actually only perceive, acquire information about or know someone or something via degrees of empathy–by identifying with the object, person, or process–by putting ourselves into it/him/her, and allowing our imagination and consciousness to be filled with what we behold. Something alluded to in Harper Lee’s book To Kill a Mockingbird, and in John Keats’ writing about poetry, the poet, and poetic process. In Keats’ sense and understanding–imagination, empathy, perception, consciousness, nature, beauty, truth, and great poetry are all one. In that, great engagement, richness, connectedness, transcendence, and sublime pleasure on all experiential levels.

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