Brownian motion is a natural phenomenon described by physicists including Albert Einstein. Particles of various sizes contained within a fixed structure at fixed temperature, pressure, and stimuli bounce off each other in patterns that become random over time.
Human minds are particles of varying sizes that exist within Earth’s environment.
We are constantly jiggled by each other’s motion, and the motion of all other particles that range from quantum to our solar system’s objects at all times.
Each society provides the overall container within which human minds jiggle against each other.
Leaders of all types are large human mind particles that affect the bounce among the rest of our minds.
If you are a woman in a patriarchal culture, the stimuli that go along with being constrained to an artificial environment that is dictated by local patriarchs will affect your motions in society at large for the duration of your life. Some women are like me. Our mothers built and fell through social cracks we could also fall through and build on. Feminists have created cracks and fallen out of patriarchal structures. Because of this, our motions are different than women contained within patriarchal structures.
This is true of men as well. Some men are content within patriarchal structures that contain their human minds, and others are not. Some men, like my father, institute cracks in their own sector of patriarchal containers, fall through those cracks, and their motions are different than men who remain in patriarchy. Men like my father become particles that push against patriarchy and degrade it by providing containers for manmind that work to unite all people instead of dividing us into groups that use others for pleasure and profit.
The key thing to realize about human mind is that it can become aware of its society’s containers, create cracks in those containers as needed, fall out of those containers, and begin to build different containers that do influence all human minds regardless of their respective containers.
This is our challenge as human minds: change as needed, adapt to live more responsive lives, a challenge many of us have risen to and will always rise to.
This post was previously published on Equality Includes You.
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