chapter  8
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Minding our business

That we should be minding our own business sounds like some generic, self-centred suggestion; the thesis, however, is that this attitude is essential to healthy relations and also that it is the way to creative living. We either mind our own concerns and live a creative life, or else we incline to become dispersed into outer persons or world views into which we project our idealised, or unbearable, inner parts. In this outlook, we claim that one cannot be creative if constantly extrofl ected into external projections. Ultimately, the capacity to break free from outer objects of worship or hatred constitutes the precondition for creatively pursuing our personal destiny, as contrasted to a collective fate. Whenever we are monopolised by ‘stars’ or ‘monsters,’ we cannot mind our own business and thus we pre-emptively delegitimise our own daily creativity.