I, too, looked for these words for some time. Here they are, in response to my reference to Eva Hoffman’s book: “I’m not sure this is to me Judith but…I imagine this in relation to the individual culture we each have become. How do we reach one another and find enough similarity to share a piece of music or to respond to a crisis like global warming?”
I quoted a little incorrectly. My apologies, but I hope the sense is close enough?
I’m inclined to be pedantic about language! But professionally this has been a requirement in helping others find the right words for their own meanings. Language is, I think, the primary Commons. A yearning for articulacy, the need to be understood, isn’t an individualistic drive or a privilege for the well-to-do. Or shouldn’t be. It’s the human right of education, and what roots communities. If education could include some of Jung’s insights, that would be very fine indeed.
Do you think we might agree on this?
I’ve appreciated learning about your work, clarifying my own attitudes, & trying to find common language. Thank you for such generous and heartfelt contribution.