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7.1 Instinct to relationship

Let’s face a critical observation: it is possible to notice that human intelligence has inherent the need to relate with every person and thing in a language that has its origin in human relationships. We can, for example, notice the case when one turns to an object or an animal as if they were capable of understanding; we can observe the instinct to see in any object a certain resemblance of reference to the human face: we can think about how a car’s front or an animal’s head can look like a human expression. In other words, it is possible to reasonably hypothesize that man has a certain tendency to relate to anything as if they were people, an instinctive tendency to recognize, in whatever falls under our senses, the characteristics of a face, of some “you” with which to relate. The relationship set up in this way can also be lived in the awareness of a distance from material truth, remembering that actually they are not people, but also in the awareness of an extra possibility of establishing relationships capable of bringing out other hidden, unexpected truths. In other words, a poet knows that he says many things scientifically not true when he addresses the moon, but he continues his artistic work because he realizes that, through his scientifically inaccurate language, other truths emerge which are able to impose themselves on the mind as they too very true, very important and also beautiful, therefore worthy of being looked for, even through a deliberately non-technical language.

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