This is my personal philosophic calculus, so please do not plagiarize me. If you are going to quote me give me credit. It is hard enough in this psychopathic, social climby world to get any recognition.
It is important to understand that two different people can be in relationship differently with the same state. One person wants to experience it again, the other is avoiding it, still another hasn’t experienced it and they either desire it or want to avoid it.
You communicate whatever state you are in. If you feel thwarted you communicate thwartedness. You want to share the state you are in. You want to thwart others. Cognitive psychology has linked the feeling of anger to feeling thwarted.
Right now we are communicating through a shared states. We were both schooled in the english language and the letter “A” means the same to me as it does to you more or less. The word “language” means the same to you as it does to me, more or less.
The problem with the “general will” of Jean Jacques Rousseau is the problem of being highly and equally educated. For example if you had to serve two years in the military after high school as they do in Israel and Northern Europe, you would make decisions differently and that would be a state that you share with others that had the same experience of having to take PERSONAL responsibility for the defense of the nation. So that feeling when everyone knows what is the right thing to do is possible, it is just not an experience we as americans have because of our specialization and our not being highly and equally educated we cannot unleash the “highest common good”.
Physical proximity also might be a shared state in so far as you look from the same vantage point or you experienced the same event. But the problem that we run into is that life has experiential data, which is to say that we tacitly interpret and judge reality in our experiencing of it.
There is also something I realized with psychopaths in that they can communicate a state. In order to do this you have to know how something will be interpreted so it deals in a way with hermeneutics. Interestingly though, psychopaths don’t have to be particularly smart to do this. They can see someone use a behavior and adopt that behavior. Human beings are acquisitively mimetic. I have heard people copy arguments that they personally did not understand because it sounded good and winsome. They copy winning behavior. This is known as strategic behavior.
I studied trolls for years when I was creating my theories on psychology. When I realized that my theories were descriptive and predictive I started using them prescriptively to manipulate the trolls I was trolling. I psychologically destroyed them. I trolled entire groups of trolls off the internet. I realized that I could communicate to them I was in a state that I wasn’t in and as I got better I could communicate to them that I was a person that I am not.
“All narrative is doxography.” ~Joxua
That means that all narrative is point of view. So I would say things that appeared to be coming from a person that I was not. I would be in character, so to speak.