Thursday, December 07, 2006

Friendship and madness


"Deleuze hypothesises that in order to form the basis for friendship with someone, each of us is apt to seize on a certain indication of an individual's charm, for example, in a gesture, a touch, an expression of modesty or a thought (even before that thought has become meaningful). In other words, friendship can result from perception of the charm that individuals emit and through which we sense that another suits us, might offer us something, might open and awaken us. And a person actually reveals his or her charm through a kind of démence or madness, Deleuze says, a certain kind of becoming-unhinged provides the impulse for friendship."

from Gilles Deleuze: key concepts

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is true...

Anonymous said...

and for many, friendship is nothing more than trust....

1st anonymous said...

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved...( George MacDonald)

Dylan said...

Do you mean trust was not born of love: rather, love is child of trust?

1st anonymous said...

Love and trust are partners, it is hard to say whose child is whose ...But for sure love without trust is not full love.On the other hand, I could imagine trust without love...

Dylan said...

i think youre right. I can imagine trust without love and trust has to be with love for it to blossom. I was thinking about it all in a sort of scientific way (i know, you shouldnt do that with these sorts of valuable emotions) but i wonder if one made or structured the other. I guess im saying as you have - if we dont know trust we can never really know love

1st anonymous said...

So if you want to think about it in scientific way, the words as "love" or "trust" only represent something like brain and hormonal processes that evolved through out the centuries to increase our survival(I believe). In my opinion the first thing that evolved was something like "mother love",which is practically just care of your offspring to enhance their survival and survival of your own genes. In the historical times probably did not exist anything that could be described as "trust". We just named these processes now...That is my little bit more scientifical view of it, I am sorry, but I am not too much comfortable with poetical philophizing about it...Generally I want say, the love was probably first.