...people are born into complete darkness. They are unwillingly pushed out of the warmth of the womb, inch by inch, into cold and unloving air. Birth is a traumatic experience.
Mothers hug their babies, telling them, "I am here, I am here for you" and the outside world becomes much more bearable.
In complete darkness, people live in constant fear because they are surrounded by the unknown. They use language chiefly to express where they are in relation to others.
When you want somebody to know that you are here, you say "I am here."
When you want to express that you love somebody, you say "I am here for you" or "you are here for me." Hugs are a direct expression of love.
When you want to express that you are angry at somebody, you say "I am not here for you" or "you are not there for me."
When you don't care for somebody, you say nothing at all and let the other person stumble in the dark.
When two people really hug each other, both of them are momentarily without fear because they know where they are in space, but only in relation to the other person.
They say, "I am here with you." Unfortunately, when they separate, fear comes back as the memory of the hug leaves.
Some people grow up with few people telling them where they are and so they go through life not knowing much where everyone else is. They live miserable lives.
Some people purposefully push other people around in order to facilitate the stumbling-in-the-dark process. They live miserable lives too.
Sometimes, people take sedatives to numb the fear of the unknown. Sedatives can take many forms. Hugs, in a way, are sedatives.
Sometimes, people climb up things to shout at people down below about where they are in relation to everyone else.
The elevated feel very proud of themselves because they think they know where they are. Sometimes, the lower people will shout "you are there, you are there.
" Sometimes, the lower people will try to climb things just as the elevated have.
In reality, the elevated still live in darkness. They don't really know where they are. Most people don't know where they are.
Then there are those who actually open their eyes and know where they are and where everyone else is. Opening one's eyes is very difficult because in this world.
The muscles that open the eyelids are so underdeveloped that most people can't even lift their lids more than a fraction of a millimeter.
Opening one's eyes takes a lot of exercise, but eventually, the muscles of the eyelids do strengthen.
Even so, the light from the outside world can be so overwhelming after living in the dark for so long. Some people give up entirely and continue living in darkness.
Learning to open one's eyes takes a lot of practice, but those who do can walk freely without fear because they know where they are.
They hug others for the sole purpose of letting the other person feel no fear.
Those who have opened their eyes say "we are all here, we are all here for each other."