Is “listening for the unheard voice” that part of the mimetic that describes the usual rivalry we fall into with those from whom we have been receiving? The voice is there; we owe our existence to it; we now desire according to that other voice (or the voice of the other) but seek to appropriate or grasp or possess the desired object. Somehow that grasping wants to believe that the desire itself only comes from within – and that’s why we don’t hear the other voice, rather we suppress that other voice: it has become our adversary. We claim for outsells not merely the desired object but also the desire itself. So, ironically, we don’t hear the other voice because we did hear the other voice.