I don't even know what I'm trying to ask here per se, but i was wondering about a myriad of questions revolving around use of Si.
In the Buddhism thread, Toonia posted something about just how wonderful it is experience things as they totally are. She sounds very caught up in it. I see value in it, but am rather "meh" about the whole thing, and when she made the comment, I thought more about how much I feel in regard to my internalized Si world -- the continual contrast between it and the outer Se reality, and how the external world continually changes, leaving my poor Si world behind. There is a great sense of loss for me attached to the passing of time, despite the fact I am very flexible and able to adjust fine -- it's bittersweetness for me -- and it reminds me of Tolkien and other authors who seem to lament what is lost as the world changes.
1. Do types that possess Se as one of the four "major" functions have more of the connection to the external world such as Toonia (INxJ) is expressing? Is it more essential for them to be rooted in that way?
2. Do types with Si have more of a bittersweet feeling towards the world and are they impacted more by time passages? Is it more essential for them to be rooted in that way or learn to accept change, change that a more Se type would simply take in stride?
I'm not sure if these questions make sense, but any personal experience or ideas that they trigger can be posted here.