Generally, the more one reads, the more you learn you know so little. I don’t know if you all feel this way, but it happens to me all the time. I am more interested in why things are the way they are. And now, the question(s)

What does it mean one can relate? What does it mean one can have a relationship with someone?

Does it mean we have a similar outlook on the world so we can agree with each other? Does it mean our way of perceiving reality is compatible? Does it mean we see similarities in the other matching our characteristics? To be able to relate requires a broad array of subtle nuances in human behaviour traits, and of most of them, we are not even aware.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

12 thoughts on “Questions

  1. To answer the question requires โ€œmeโ€. Thatโ€™s only one side of relationship. Just like a koan, it requires use of faulty thinking and yes if you see it= humility. So then, to come close to a definition involves me and the other. But I canโ€™t speak for the other. I can only listen and try to understand. Perhaps that is a component on real relationship? Have a great day.


  2. Judy Thompson says:

    If we relate to someone at that primal, almost intuitive level, (which can be magical, at times) it means not that we agree, point by point, but that we are willing–and able–to accept their beliefs whether we share them or not. And that depends on what those beliefs are, how strongly held they are, and how they impact or impinge on yours.
    A relationship where both parties agrees on everything, right down to socks and shoes, can be amazingly boring. The differences are the interesting parts. You can learn a lot from those.


  3. basenjibrian says:

    Can one have a “relationship” with a ghost who may have never been alive? A “person” who exists only in a purported “special feeling” deep down inside?

    “It’s not a religion, it’s a relationship”. ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. shelldigger says:

    I can relate, IME means you have experienced similar circumstances, and therefore know very well, but not necessarily exactly, how another person is feeling about a certain situation.

    Relationship is easy. Learn these words. “Yes dear.”


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