Sections of life
Just a flash note here. It seems as if in life there is your involvement with your place in the environment and your activities, and responsibilities. Your interactions with your neighbors are one example.
Then there is the wider scope of the time and historical setting you live within. It's where you are placed in the evolution of mankind and all the political, economic and social pressures that influence you. Seeing how things turn out is of interest. An example is how political actions have economic consequences. There is some fascination in this, and it confirms your sense of judgement. It exists outside of your immediate needs so also takes you away from yourself and your own problems and challenges. It also allows for the opportunity to confirm or deny your judgments on various issues of the day which focuses your reasoning and intuition beyond just yourself. This allows you to test your presumptions and conceptions in a wider arean.
It can help you to see how on or off course you are. It's another guidepost.
Finally, there is the section in life of life itself, on its own terms, just living and experiencing what comes before you. These experiences are almost history independent. Seeing a bird scamper on the beach or a wave retreat or having a pull towards a friend you knew 40 years ago are examples. If the bird was sick due to pollution that would be part of history. Otherwise just experiencing life without a oontext is part of what we are here for. These core life expereinces are universal to the human life experience.
I'm not bringing in the spiritual dimension here. I'm letting just what we see and experience speak for itself. In this discussion no larger context is called for. In a sense its kept clean that way. Concept doesn't pollute. These sections exist in the material world and emanate from what we can observe.