The Disparity Theory
Man has five senses (I am ignoring his sixth sense for the time being) which should ideally function to express what he feels. God designed the five senses with this view. But what happens in reality. Man manipulates with the expression of his senses and hides what he really feels inside. As time goes on it comes to him naturally. In due course man’s senses start to completely contradict what he feels. The purpose of the five senses is completely defeated when man tries to manipulate with them. (Some people end up saying things like “I did not mean what I said”. I ask them then what is the need to say what you don’t mean (feel)).
For example a man might say to a girl that he does not love her but he would be having strong feelings for her. Here the sense of speech has been manipulated to convey something contradictory to what the man feels. Ninety percent of what a person speaks turns out to be untruth. (Readers I have not done any market research and found the percentage. Simply an intuitive guess) here what I refer to as untruth is saying something contrary to feeling and not facts as is the general expression of the word. Like wise the sense of hearing, seeing, smelling, touching can also be manipualted by a man. Examples which I have encountered where these senses have been manipulated with are given below.
Sense of hearing- when we sit in a class room and listen to a boring lecture we just nod our head even when we did not listen to the lecture. Another example is if we had bought an audio cd paying more money and if it turns out to be a damp squib, then we pretend to our family members when we hear to the music as being excellent. [I notice that the sense of speech and body language is used by people to convey what they feel when they use their sense of hearing. So the sense of speech plays a major role in expressing what we feel.]
Sense of seeing- when I go out with my mother and if I find a cinema poster of a ‘A’ Movie then I would see it and when my mother looks at me I would pretend as if I am seeing somewhere else. Here again the sense of seeing is being manipulated with.
Sense of touch- When your wife is not in a mood to have sex and if you still want to do it, she obliges your need (because she might think that you might feel offended or displeased) and pretend that she enjoys it with her body language. Sex in many ways is responding to the touch of your partner.
Sense of smelling- when you go for dinner to your relatives home and if they had cooked radish which has a pungent smell and you hate it even then you act normal so that you don’t displease your host.
So the learning from the above examples is that we use our sixth sense to manipulate what the five senses ought to express. See the irony. Man who has been endowed with the sixth sense (thinking capability) uses it kill the expression of the five senses. Wish we did not have this sixth sense!
To conclude, god has given us these six senses to express what we feel. Let us from now on make a conscious effort to use our senses to express what we feel. Please don’t tamper with the five senses using your sixth sense which is so sacred (as humans only possess it) and which represent us as unique individuals even if we come from the same source (God).