I was wondering to myself one day. On the thread of the Social Constructionist realm, if we are socially conditioned creatures. Our mental model and framework consist largely of what peoples tells of us about us, and what society and culture at larege expects of us and impinges on our ability to exercise our ‘free-will’.
In short who we are, are predominately made up of things that are made up by other people. Turn it the other way around, if it can be constructed, it can be deconstructed, it can be destroyed.
So if what we’ve build up is susceptible to destruction, to deconstruction, what can we do about it? If you think that you’ve lived your life as a ‘filial son’, only to be told that you are not, wouldn’t that destroys the concept of ‘filial’ son? the value judgment runs deep and long in us.
What defense can we concoct up then? What can we do about what can be potentially destroyed? does it mattered if it get’s destroyed anyway?
Like it or not destruction happens everyday. Changes guarantees that. No matter what we do, life moves.and life moves whether we like it or not, life don’t care about our petty egotistical concerns. in fact, our egotistical concerns will probably be one of the first victims to destruction. because the ego cannot keep up with the pace of change.
So let’s figure out, what is it in us that can be destroyed? Is it OK if whatever ‘it’ is, is gone? Blown to bits? Will our sense of self survive? If not, why?