Vibe (with sth.)

Interestingly, the contemporary focus on mood and vibe implies a certain speechlessness, or lack of articulation. The refusal of putting a context, a thing into words is the refusal to dissect it, which is the refusal to thoroughly understand it. Accepting a mood in this way (that is, to vibe with it) reflects the desire to interact with its context without letting it permeate one’s perceptive being. Vibing with (instead of understanding) situations is easier and requires less cognitive ressources – perception is delegated to layers closer to the biological firmware. Despite its emotional entanglement, it seems to allow more wide-ranging acceptance of varying contexts and – presumeably – easier engaging and diengaging with both aesthetic and social situations. It is, probably, adequate adaptive cognitive behaviour.

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