“HELLO, I SEE YOU, I RECOGNIZE YOU, I ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR EXISTENCE, LET’S TALK, GET TO KNOW WHO EACH OTHER REALLY ARE. ALL OF THIS IS SET IN A SIMPLE ACT OF A HANDSHAKE BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE. IT ALL RELIES ON THE FIRST HANDSHAKE AND THEN NATURALLY GROWS FROM THERE.” MR. ROBOT BY SAM ESMAIL
What is it about human interaction that is so profound? It may seem as though it is natural and there is nothing special about it until you step out and realize the full framework.
At the right time in history you were conceived, at another point in time, the person you are interacting with has also been conceived. Both of you have experienced the world in a magical, surreal way. Avoiding danger by learning all types of important skills.
Which has led both of you to understand language, a means to interact with one another. On a subtle level, you have also learned how to use your body language.
Learning this from the people you interact with; first from your parents, then from your peers, teachers, role models.
“Information defines your personality, your memories, your skills.” Ray Kurzweil
Why does this matter?
I wanted first to get behind the scope and see the contextual viewpoint, and then move in and analyze why we interact with each other the way we do.
A handshake, facial expressions, body gestures. Why do we begin by saying Hello? Why do you talk with your hands when the person who you are talking to is not even in your line of sight, ie over wirelessly transmitted radio sound waves (telephone)?