Invisible to Everyone (part 2 of 3)

Feb 24, 2009, 10:48 AM |

Flying and invisibility can be seen as two extremes of social acceptability. Of course, invisibility can be compared to the desire of wanting others to be totally unaware of your presence or being overlooked with extreme objectivity, to the extent that you can't be seen or distinguished as different from anyone else around you.

On the other hand, flying can be seen as extraordinary social ability that positions you above the norms, where perhaps everyone can see you and some are even forced to notice your unthinkable feats.

Now, if you're asked that question again, how many would prefer to be extremely noticeable or extremely normal? - new answers my arise. It's even most probable that many would rather fall in the center, but let's try to understand those on the outskirts for a second, so we know why we are even in the center of our two choice limitations.

First, our "high flyers", are those that want to be recognized for doing something great or achieving something no one else can. You're probably thinking, "who doesn't want that?" The tougher question is most likely, "who is ready for that?" Many persons want to be great, but how many are actually ready for the amazing responsibilty and challenges that are attached to greatness?

Some may take this lightly and say "I am!", but the truth is many are not really there yet. I could only imagine the level of maturity, integrity (most notable) and selflessness that comes with achieving greatness that is relevant to any society. It's like asking who would "really" want to be president of a country?

Second, what does it mean to be invisible? There a alot of people on the planet that go everyday basically being unseen, but how many go on being invisible?

Invisibility is the inconceivability of being seen by others, that means no one can see you even if they wanted to. Some people actually wish to be unseen, like our mild-mannered superhero in disguise mentioned earlier, because they want to blend-in or fit-in or just not be singled-out as someone different from everyone else.

If you might be one of the nay-sayers, who is going "there's nothing wrong with being different", think about how it's really like to be different from the crowd. Think of a disabled or crippled person with some major noticeable trait that can't be hidden, they're prime examples of what society sees as different. This truth is spelled out on the faces of every onlooker that can't help but stare or glimpse over the shoulder to take in that person's peculiarity. Now who would want that? Some persons who fall in this category don't even want such attention, which leaves many wanting to be "unseen" or unnoticed.

Invisibility, however, is still much less desireable than being unseen because that would mean you not only go unnoticed, but everyone, even those you would wish to see you, can't see you. Hence, very few persons want to be invisible to everyone.