Life being largely about the impact of the world on an individual.
Beginning with the flow of images, sounds, language, feelings, thoughts–various information via lived experience.
Received, filtered, organized, processed by the individual’s senses, body, mind, feelings via imagination, intelligence, and empathy.
Thereby generating important meanings, understandings, epiphanies including pattern recognition, meaning-making, personal understandings, and expression/sharing of same.
What might also be called the potential development of a sensibility with resulting integrity, values, and style.
In short, what comprises a fully-realized, autonomous individual.
The more developed and multitudinous the sensibility, the more interesting the person, the broader and richer the quality of experience and capacity for empathy, connectedness, expressiveness and creativity.
What is important, then, to any individual is obtaining and knowing the information that satisfies curiosity, that is wanted, needed, necessary, missing, missed in order to maintain ‘life-flow’, to ‘move forward’, to develop, and to grow.
Life’s information cannot be understood or expressed without language, thought, and feeling, and sometimes whatever missing experience.
(previously published here August 24, 2012)