Chemicals across the board stuck to me like a magnet when I was a kid. Though I don’t mean pharmaceuticals as all that came later. So what exactly makes us different other than the apparent genome factor?
Well, it’s definitely the range and density of my influences dug in over my lifetime that distinguishes me from you. That is, in both physical and psychological intakes.
I see things one way while you see them in another, and now there’s a gap caused by a psychological intake or lack thereof. This could be in either you or me, or us both.
Also, in another choice that composes us, I look and move around in this world in the condition I am due to certain physical intakes and you because of yours. Which will either tell us apart or keep us similar in terms of our density, or in the processing weight we place on these bodies.
And even though we can’t match our genetics to become more alike (tho I won’t be surprised if one day there’s an app with a pill for that), what I do know for sure is that it is possible to bridge the mental distance that keeps us at far ends. Because, between two unfamiliar or opposing angles must lay an unbreakable fact, logic or reasoning, irrespective of whoever’s narrative it is closest to. So rather than I continue on the fight to devalue your path, I’m now willing to step away from any roads with too many bumps, including my own.
Today, what I consider the entity of ‘me’ is a lifetime of wave after wave of conversion, transaction or reaction from my physical and psychological environment. Which covers our foods and drugs, and also our social, traditional, cultural, spiritual, mechanical and technical aspects: i.e., the hand-me-down thoughts/influences/traumas/qualities. Plus, any grey-area information translated from the oddly broader field that hardly anyone recognises, whether I’m conscious of it or not.
Therefore, I am basically my environment and my environment is basically me. I am my background. Like every other human, I hold and recall memories attributed to fear, and these have me resisting against one way. Conversely, I hold and recall memories attributed to pleasure, which draws me in.
Speaking of the fear signature which is a commonly shared mark, let’s crack it open and have a look inside.