C is for Complexity

Timeless by Mike Ellis

Timeless by Mike Ellis. 1Thing group (07 July, 2012)

Life and death  have been subjects for analysis and reflection. Many studies and beliefs have tried to explain what those simple words mean, for us as individuals, and for people as a social construction that holds our lives. Those words…the most basic subjects within our consciousness, and we cannot yet explain them. Isn’t it true that one of the qualities that makes us humans is the possibility of acknowledging our own mortality? And what is mortality if not the dance between life and death? Who is the first person or what is the first situation that reveals to us our mortal condition? Would it be possible for us to not be conscious of death if we were born away from society? Then…is the acknowledgement of mortality a human condition or a social condition? Is it the same?

I guess the complexity of life and death is not in experience them, but in trying to explain them.

Car, cat, challenge, cheese, court, crab, crown, cruel, curtain, cut. 

The state or quality of being intricate or complicated. A factor involved in a complicated process or situation. (1)

(1) Definition taken from: http://oxforddictionaries.com/ (11 August, 2012)

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2 responses to “C is for Complexity

  1. tocksin

    Your words had me picking up and reading Tolstoy’s closing thoughts of Ivan Illyich. Where was death? What death? There was no fear because there was no death. Instead of death there was light.

  2. Thank you for stopping by Tocksin 🙂 Indeed, ‘Complexity’ was a hard concept to describe. I’m glad that it led you to read something so interesting! All the best!

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