>>239565>Could you expand on this section? I honestly don't understand what your trying to communicate.
You said that if we do indeed create a reference after reaching a certain level of happiness which we reflect back upon constantly than the same must be true for when we reach our most miserable. I mentioned that whilst we may be aware of how bad we had once felt not feeling that bad currently does not make us feel better and we instead have to remind ourselves how good we have it on a conscious level.
The negative feelings we experience do not have the same properties as the positives when it comes to the way they affect our perception of ourselves let alone the world in entirety.
You do not wake up and feel great relief over not having the toothache when you were 13 a broken arm from childhood and the semi frequent stomach ache and so on but we are acutely aware of how not good
Although I may be aware I should be glad/thankful I am not experiencing numerous ills that I have before of various types emotional and physical this awareness is not does not shape my very experience of life itself below the conscious level if that makes sense as does not being as good as I once felt. If it was the case that we reacted the same to lows as we do highs past the event when we have returned to baseline than one would not have to strive forward with endless endeavors to chase a feeling of satisfaction and happiness but could break their arm and after healing be constantly satisfied by just not being in constant pain.
>Connections (and words similar in meaning) are a spook in my opinion,
What I mean by connection is the very ability to see someone more than an animated lump of flesh and your opinion that conenctions are somehow not real and people who cannot make connections just need to make an effort to entertain people is obviously garbage.
This is ONLY the case if t is people who are socially inept as mentioned before so once again not everyone is socially retarded and some are just NOT able to enjoy other people compared to what would be considered normal.
The Schizoid individual lacks for example the ability to connect to others do you think a schizoid who is unable to establish value in a relationship with another just needs to learn to make an effort to entertain another?
In my very experience this does not align with reality as I can function highly on a social level above even normal cattle yet there have only been a few instances in my life where I had been able to have a connection with another and this goes for family as well.
This goes beyond being able to be accepted by others this is not the problem you are once again looking at the problem through the perspective of someone who has difficulty making a friend because they do not have the skills or awareness for others to find value in themselves.Do I need to post an excerpt from medical notes I have which concern my stay in a mental hospital and the observation that I was a high profile patient but choosing to keep to themselves and ignore others after establishing themselves socially?
My point is that there is more to this than the ability to participate socially.