October 28, 2014 at 7:07 pm #5946
Maginel, since James defines the social other as everything in or about your environment that isn’t you (God not part of that environment) perhaps you are not any less the creation of that other, rather, your other was unpeopled, or better, peopled by models from a distance, not in intimate, face to face contact. Your models were not often in the same room (or car seat) but you speak/write well – and, interestingly, taught you about the difference between face to face and more distant models. You have desires, including to be more intimately taught (or to teach?) – who are you then imitating?