Subjectivity comes first
In many task-oriented cultures, people live with a feeling that you might “fall outside society” if you do not fit in. A dangerous social pressure, creating a vicious circle of reasoning, accompanied with tensed expectations towards behavior in which any kind of ‘different’ expression needs to be allocated in its exception to make it justified. Be doing so we make everyone a representative of a category (whether a species, a race or any other label), instead of preserving the ability to recognize oneself and to see the other as a subject, with the right to create a culture of themselves, not defined by the category one might be associated with.
Life is about experiencing yourself, not about trying to fit in a set of behavioral expectations, not for a child, not for a grown up, not for a dog, not for a rabbit, a horse, a pig or a cat.
The importance of being able to live ‘you’, to get a culture of yourself, to facilitate someone else to do the same.
Not consuming someone mind, manipulating with training towards improved results, that have nothing to do with being in dialogue with life.
These are not easy layers to break through, we are often trained into being defined by what we are able to do from a very young age, but it is possible to reconquer yourself again, find the possibility back to be informed in every moment.
A life long learning is about the right to stay in dialogue with life – not to be programmed or desensitized (=socialized) into desired behaviors.
Learn more: the Learning Animals “Animality Horizons” study