Kundera describes ways people want to be recognized.
In the Unbearable Lightness of Being he put it this way:
- The first longs for “the look of an infinite number of anonymous eyes”;
- The second needs “many known eyes.”
- The third demands the eyes of “the person they love”;
- The fourth is most rare and composed of people “who live in the imaginary eyes of those who are not present.”
All are recognized in a dense urban world full of information and data, big and small on every subject and place imaginable, but its meaning is in people. Have a look. Make a recommendation.
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