to look through the deceptions, the masks and the tricks that you and others are immersed in, are pushed into and are continuously being subjected to,
or are causing, or aiding,
of course includes also the desire to do that looking through deceptions, to exert that ability,
indeed to choose one's course of life and one's actions accordingly
- both towards oneself and towards others.
So you see (maybe if you read the definition again), that the level or the amount of Sanity, of any person, is continuously going up and down.
Also, your Sanity can be very high in some areas of life, in some subjects and activities, and at the same time your Sanity can be very low in another subject or part of life.
A typical example is the subject of Life Energy
- that what gives you emotions and your joy of life, and what even determines most of your personal and intimate relations, or the lack or failure of it, and Life Energy also monitors directly your ability to use your talents, as well as your awareness of these -
which is that much hidden and not looked at, that most people quite correctly could be considered highly lacking in Sanity in that area.
Further, you can be aware of the fact, that a deception that you are immersed in, is normally not visible to you or not felt by you,
which is obvious by the very definition of 'deception' itself, as
it carries the intention of the person(s) who deceive you, to bring that immersion about in you,
or the deceiver uses an already existing blindness that you have to certain types of deception: He or she makes use of a blindness, that has already been installed in you.
To give an easy and common example:
By keeping boys and girls (or even men and women) apart, or by not letting them talk with each other about the feelings they have or do not have for each other,
which exchange would be necessary,
to examine one's own feelings, and
to compare these with other feelings, and
to know and understand the feelings of others, and
to compare these with one's OWN standards and with one's OWN goals for personal relations, and
to determine with whom one can share, or chooses to share, or not to share
which feelings, and how intensely, and with what responsibilities and what intentions for another, you desire to do so, and
to determine what feelings another is able to share, or chooses to share, or chooses not to share,
with what intentions and responsibilities, or lack of these, another shares or desires to share his or her feelings,
or how many feelings and intentions he or she may hide, or pretend, or deceive you and others or even himself or herself about,
by preventing that exchange to occur, and thus preventing that understanding to come about,
you are creating so many blind spots,
that "men can not understand women" or
that "women can not understand men."
And you have been made extremely vulnerable
by not understanding these feelings of yourself or of others,
and you find it difficult to choose which feelings to express - when and to whom, and how much or how little, or "maybe better not at all,"
and it has made you very, very unhappy at times.
The whole matter has gotten so bad, that you are taught that "you HAVE to deceive others," or even yourself,
in order to try and achieve fulfillment or happiness
...rather than expressing your feelings,
rather than showing these and talking about them with others (not with hateful or insane individuals, of course, but with normal people)
of whom you know they do appreciate that you show them your true feelings.
Who do YOU like most? Those who express their true feelings towards you.
So, if you want to become popular...
A Sane person looks through the deceptions, and treats people as they are.
And that is a tremendous joy, because there is nothing more beautiful and more lovable, than people as they really are.
Also, normal people love to be really looked at, to be really seen as they are.
How much does it cost you, to do them that biggest favor of all?
Nothing other than you exerting your desire to be Sane.
Koos Nolst Trenite "Cause Trinity" human rights philosopher and poet