My brilliant brother (Wael is his name) commented on this earlier post (The “I”, the “we” and my family)
I want to share his comment with all
“Now the brother answers. When the “we” is meaningfully and frequently expanded (and in multiple dimensions) beyond the immediate few, one’s connection with the world equally grows. The web of life becomes more intricate and interesting, just as the World Wide Web of the Internet becomes more meaningful by expanding out from a few limited sites. The sense of camaraderie and community grows, both in the physical and virtual realms. After all, life is not a spectator sport.
So politics in this sense is not about listening or partaking in the daily news sessions. It is about understanding one’s connection with the world and with the forthcoming events. So yes, there can be no real separation of the political from the personal, at least not without being superficial and disconnected from reality.”