- Mar 20, 2008
What do you think the gender distinction is allowing us to see?
I'm not the drinking water thing is necessarily an "inner/outer" dichotomy, however. It seems more reminiscent of the reality that two lovers can sit around and french-kiss for an hour right after dinner, yet if one asks the other to borrow their toothbrush, they'll screw up their face and say, "Yuck, that's disgusting -- use your own!" Context in some way is coming into play.
When we turn on a lightbulb, we get pure information.
And when we turn on a distinction such as boy/girl or inner/outer, we also get information.
So it is not so much 'what' a distinction allows us to see, but that it enables us to see.
Distinctions are our eyes, or a lightbulb in a dark room - we need both to see.
For we perceive by making distinctions.