But when we get to hear it...we are awestruck and we finally end up regretting and then praising the dancer.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.—Friedrich Nietzsche.
The above quote of Nietzsche explains the irony of people in their day to day life and their subjective interpretations. It explains how immature we can be in our judgments and opinions about other people. Everyone has his own kind of life style and ideology which he developed. Every person since his birth inevitably gets influenced by the various things present around him and then forms a system of ideas or concepts. This is purely his own intellectual wealth. He thinks by the way he is. Every response or opinion etc., are the reflection of his ideology and mindset. Hence he can never be in a position to interpret things in an objective manner until and unless he wins over his subjective feelings in the realm of opinions and mindsets.
When we view a person or a thing around us, we definitely form our own ideas and opinions about it based on our own personal intellectual standards. It might not necessarily coincide with the purpose of the thing that happens. For example, consider a person who is killing someone else and making profit out of it. Some people might say that the killer is a sinner. Some others might say that the person is a beast. Some may say that he is doing right in killing because we don’t know what the killed person did to him and some might even say that the killer is making a profitable venture and envy him. Every single person interprets in his own way. There can never be a single truth or a hardcore fact about any existential thingy in the world of ours.
When it comes to the above quote…people always think only in their subjective realm rather than objectively. Whatever things are unknown or unintelligible…we simply take them to be something obscure or unknown or illegitimate etc., based on our own mindsets. Hence the point here is that we people condemn, loathe or fear the unknown or unintelligible, but we never endure to know what the thing really is. When you see someone enjoying in his own life (provided we envy him or don’t understand the happiness factor) we take that to be something wrong and hence start thinking about being righteous or considerate or even about various altruistic ideologies. Hence we must understand that because we don’t know what is actually happening...we blame it and the moment we know it, we come up with some other theories and cover up all the doltishness of our subjective interpretations.
The simple example about our subjective interpretations is mentioned in the about quote itself. When we are deaf and cannot hear the music…we take the dancer to be insane. But when we get to hear it...we are awestruck and we finally end up regretting and then praising the dancer.
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