Tuesday July 12th, 2011
Hearing is a mystery. The complete mindset is perhaps developed there because it enables further enrichment to our lives. We have the other senses such as smell, touch, feel, look but hearing is the best one out of the pack of five. If you want to ask myself the experience of this, I am still exploring as the rest of the world is.
The world can be a noisy place as the moment I switch on my hearing aids. Click, beeps, sound rushes in like turning up a volume on the car stereo. The rush of sounds, the brain’s computer cpu spikes dealing with those sounds, the eyes pupils widen, the body jolts into a sense of mini stress, anxiety and decreases as in matter of seconds inspecting or learning to ignore sounds.
Sounds are so important in our lives because it helps us to understand where we are. It is in the same league as look as look is in the same league as smell, etc. You know when you are about to taste something, your eyes are looking, your ears are taking in the sound of yourself crunching and the orgasmic hunger sounds takes over your body’s senses of indulging in the piece of food.
Stripping away the sound, it becomes isolated in matter of seconds. Communication goes out the window, the mistakes comes in understanding words, sentences falls to pieces in an instance. Nothing makes sense until you realise you are at an advantage. You are no longer hearing the world and you are sitting in silence. The silence that you have craved for so long that other people want.
The silence brings in intense waves of emotions of clear thoughts as they echos around the mind, the eyes widen looking at colours that bleed beautifully from everyday objects, the mind whizzes at a speed as it takes it all in. You observe people more, you observe nature more, you observe tiny things that you thought you knew became microscopic.
Sounds become distance material, a material that presents a different level of sound. A booming sound in the distance becomes a muffle, the clumps of the feet pounding the floors disappear into nothing as the sound waves whooshes past our head. The slam of the door closing become rich in bass hitting our ear drums in matter of nanoseconds.
For some people, they cannot handle the silence and rely on digital hearing aids that gives them the artificial sound, are they experience hearing for real or the microchips given them false impressions? Is our hearing different? Are you experiencing the sound of singing the same as the next person? Is it all emotional attachment per words? If I say “love” what does your hearing takes it as? A word? An emotional rush to the brain? Chemicals shifts? The brain hums quietly when we listen in different spades.
With sound comes with feelings. Sound waves travels everywhere like tiny ping pong balls, our ears catches them where inside the brain cells decipher into sections of translation codes to absorb. Will we ever learn what that sounds mean in a different way? What if we are hearing those sounds in a false way? Is our brain telling us something else that we never understand?
When we dream, do we hear anything? I do. I hear beauty as much as a blind person dream of seeing (this could be false but one never knows how much they want to see as much as we want to hear), the rest of the world may not understand what it is like to be given something so precious in the beginning become an every day tool. If you ask a photographer, they say it is the way of seeing, if you ask a musician, it is a way of hearing, if you ask a chef, it is the way of taste and smell and if you ask a blind person, it is a way of touch.
Will we ever reach perfection of senses? Maybe. We are always evolving, ever changing in senses, our bodies is constantly evolving at a slow rate that we never notice per millennium. In time, society will be offering us a choice or a default must-have option to correct our faults at birth to be part of a human race to be perfect. This is what mankind have been striving for years and it will become a waking life before anyone notice that it is an extreme act of madness to modify the brain to absorb in everything.
And that extreme act of madness comes with belief. Look at the past and you will see madness has changed the way we do with tools, life and beyond.