…If you feel the feel I feel, I feel the feel you feel.
Meet our third protagonist: the nameless, androgynous feeling. It has form and you can feel its presence in the story, in Obi—and in each of us.
Feelings constitute the mind’s response to an object, an event, or an experience. Sometimes we feel a feel that is pleasant—accomplished, excited, good, great, lucky, thrilled. Sometimes we feel a feel that is unpleasant—annoyed, bad, guilty, lonely, sad, tired. And at times, we feel an equanimous feel—we feel fine.
(where the meaning of the word fine is: subtle and therefore perceived only with difficulty and care).
When you want to tone down the extremes, merge the differences, calm the conflict, try and stand on the fine line—at the point of equanimity.
Three ways in which you can do this.
As an aside, We Feel Fine is an almanac of human emotion. Originally launched as an interactive online project that algorithmically harvested 12 million feelings, in less than four years, to show how similar people are, despite the cultural, social, and economic gaps that separate us.
Stand on the fine line.