I have a friend named Mila. She holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics and is a professor—an intellectual powerhouse, to put it simply. I often find myself trying to regard her achievements with careful admiration. Why "careful"? Because, to me, mathematics and cybernetics are like a transparent crown on her head. I see Mila herself, and the crown is something I grasp conceptually, acknowledging it with my mind. After all, I know nothing about cybernetics; that file is missing in my mental database.
Similarly, when I share ideas about a new program or an original television format with Mila, she looks at me with love but eyes that don't quite understand. The "television production" file is absent from her consciousness.
It made me think that any communication between people works the same way. Through words, one transmits an idea, but how can the listener truly grasp it without sharing the same life experiences? They only have their own, which are different.
They delve into their memories and find something similar. From these cubes of "something similar," they construct a projection of the phenomenon, experience, or feelings that I am describing. What will they build? Will it resemble what I am trying to convey?
My screenwriting teacher often says, "The viewer doesn't care about what the screenwriter feels." In other words, we merely create a chain of events, presenting the viewer with a set of empty boxes that they fill with their emotions. THEIR emotions!
So, in essence, when interacting with others, we perceive their actions as boxes that we fill with our emotional experiences.
My conclusion is that communication is highly subjective. Understanding each other is a miracle because it's practically impossible. And if everyone has their own rules in life, it's complete chaos.
But the Lord gave us commandments—a certain regulation. Or a coordinate system where we can orient ourselves. And for those who accept this regulation, there is at least a shared understanding of what is "good" and what is "bad."
Moreover, in Christ, there is love that simply covers all the difficulties in relationships. I look at the transparent crown of knowledge in mathematics and cybernetics on the head of my beloved friend. And I learn to respect the presence and significance of something that is absent for me.
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