Edo Period Usobuki Kyogen Mask
ALL THE WORLD IS A STAGE
Four hundred years ago, the English poet, dramaturge and actor William Shakespeare enunciated an universal truth: ALL THE WORLD IS A STAGE.
It means we should not understand the experiences we live in our métier or specific field of acting as something isolated, privileged or different from what is lived in other spheres of human interaction.
What happens in a hospital, in a government department, in Hollywood, in the music industry, in a multinational company, in the sex industry, in a religious institution, in schools and universities, in media and journalism, in fashion, in literature, IN FAMILY, WHEREVER… AND IN WHICHEVER FIELD OF HUMAN ACTION AND INTERACTION IS EXACTLY THE SAME.
No matter if you are a doctor, a nurse, a bureaucrat, a politician, a Hollywood actor or actress, if you are a musician, a producer, an employer, an employee, a go-go dancer, a priest, a writer, a teacher, a student, a journalist, a model, a stylist, a business man or woman, if you are a father, a mother, a daughter, a son, a brother, a sister, ALL THE WORLD IS A STAGE, and we are all living similar experiences and playing the sames roles.
WE ARE ALL FIGHTING NOT TO FALL IN OBJECTIFICATION…
In a world, in a society, on a stage that tends to objectify people, dreams, feelings, life.
Do not assume that your or my experience is different, more important or more heroic. WE ARE ALL SINKING IN THE SAME BOAT and we can see the repeating patterns and parallels all around.
We are all fighting the same good fight…that is TO PRESERVE OUR HUMANITY, OUR HUMAN VALUES, OUR FREE GENUINE EXPRESSION, OUR UNIQUENESS, OUR DIGNITY, OUR INTEGRALITY, AND TO BE VALUED IN THIS AUTHENTIC MANIFESTATION OF OUR SELVES…
WITHOUT SUCCUMBING TO ANY KIND OF OBJECTIFICATION.
OBJECTIFICATION AND ABUSE THAT WE HAVE PRACTICED TOGETHER IN A VARIETY OF LEVELS AND COLORS, IN OUR LIVES AND IN THE LIVES OF THE ONES AROUND US.
It generally started very early in our lives, we saw the same repeating patterns in our homes and in our families, BUT IT IS TOO PAINFUL TO RECOGNIZE IT, and much easier to observe it outside of our affective core in situations and experiences we live later in adulthood.
But it does not preclude us from becoming automatons and from repeating the same behavior we had seen; on the opposite, the more unaware, the more we repeat.
Le cirque invisible by Jean-Baptiste Thierrée and Victoria Chaplin
Then, I have observed that whenever we talk about this topic, we are fighting inner, personal struggles to notice these tendencies inside of us, to understand their seeds AND TO BECOME FREE OF THEM.
No matter the gender, no matter the field, no matter the place, ALL THE WORLD IS A STAGE, THE SAME STAGE…
AND WE ARE ALL RESPONSIBLE,
MEN AND WOMEN ARE EQUALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR PERPETRATING THE OBJECTIFICATION.
Observing the harmful pattern and taking responsibility is the only way to change it effectively
THE ONLY WAY TO CHANGE IT EFFECTIVELY
For a better society, and a better world for our sons and daughters, for all living species, for the environment, for the planet.
AN OBJECT CAN BE BOUGHT AND USED
A PERSON, DREAMS, FEELINGS, AND LIFE CANNOT BE BOUGHT NOR USED
THEN, OUR INNER STRUGGLE IS AGAINST THE OBJECTIFICATION OF OURSELVES, OUR DREAMS, OUR FEELINGS AND OUR LIVES.
By Miss Khaosland