There exists a commonality in everything, a general one-ness, shared outside the particulars and the vast array of peculiarities. Colors and shapes are in general agreement with every object in that they can exist in or out of the object. A red colored ball, for instance, can only be that particular ball. Should the red be excluded from it, it can still exist as that color and the ball can exist
on its own as a sphere shaped object. Its color has a general relation to it but it stands to reason that it is not necessary to its being what it is.
It is the same in language in that there are general concepts and ideas which are common to all. Certain usages of terms can depict an array of situations or one in particular. If it is stated ‘the train roars down the tracks at seven o’clock every morning’ a general vision becomes common to all partaking in that statement. One doesn’t imagine a plane when discussing the train, nor a horse, a bicycle, etc. The commonality is a shared experience and, in most instances, leads to a shared reaction. What is not common, and what tends to abstract from the shared vision, is the conception of that particular object. Vision is one thing that is generally directed. Conceptions, however, pertain to the mind as it transposes and transcends reality changing any particular object of its choosing.
Ideas are born from conceptions and follow from what was once a generality into a composite of several generalities which form something new. That which comes from something is never the same something. It changes, even though its parts are related to what it ‘once was.’ From that ‘misdirection’ it is redirected, recalculated and reborn into existence. Hence, the common relations once shared by several, or even the universal, must be reappraised and conditioned. The idea is exclusive to itself until, eventually, others adopt it, change it, or improve upon it. Thus grows the human craving to carry an idea to its pinnacle and make it seem as if it can no longer be improved upon. Of course some ideas are tossed aside as mere folly, but the best, the cleverest, the more advancing, meet to a status that brings forward a birth and a beginning.
Commonality fades once its particulars are extracted and changed. The changes, the differences, still pertain to the same object. It is only the subject that changes. And this subject can never stay the same nor can it ever reach a state of inertia. It is ever evolving and depicted as an ‘improving upon.’ But, its improvements are derived from its generalities which are unlimited and somewhat abrasive, as they serve to balance out the universal by all means possible; even through violence, if necessary.
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