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Part II: Hexis
a lot of what we are/know is unconscious: we infer a lot by other’s non-verbal communication and communicate a lot trough that, without thinking about this at all
We communicate to others “I believe I belong here”, "I believe I am good for this position”, ”I believe I am right about this matter without doubt” (or the inverse of those) a lot trough this unconscious & non verbal channel

With every small flinch, gaze, smile etc.
If you groom a child from the very beginning to know it belongs everywhere that person will never doubt it belongs somewhere, the question is just *not* asked.

’tis unlike confidence where you ask yourself the question and the answer is yes
In one case you have the internal debate, in the other you do not even think about it at all, if someone asks you, you are genuinely surprised, you are also surprised when others are not like you.
Is also the difference between courage and temerity right?
So if I condition you from birth to believe you belong everywhere, there is never in your nonverbal communication ever that betrays a moment of doubt about that, because thats never a question you ask yourself: you look innocent
And people (mall security personnel, random people on the street etc) look around for deviations, if you look like you belong then they are more busy with other matter
Of course its "looking like" not "being" : we all know doubt is an important thing in a rational level! And also that “belief that you're right” does not make you right!
But assessing things takes time right? In an hurry look up quickly and unconsciously for signs of self doubt
And we created a society around productivity hurry
And in a lot of cumulative hurry… to the level of a whole society:

looking like you know what you doing & belong somewhere & are confortable in your boots and positions & think you're right: opens a LOT of doors
Or conversely : we gate-keep A LOT against self-doubt
and this opens doors of course for several people who are (for good or bad reasons) highly confident but even confidence *has limits* so:
if we groom people so they never even ask themselves that
(temerity over courage, befuddlement about not belonging or not being right)
they all pass all that gatekeeping forever! Obliviously so!
Not only they pass all these gates: they are never really equipped to perceive the gates at all!
I have talked about only belief you're right/belong/etc but this can be done to basically any belief about yourself and as soon as the outside appearance of that belief is valued by society it becomes an advantage to groom you to have that unconsciously
this all builds up to giving the person an aura of *legitimacy*

One that is complete independent, from Symbolic Violence but can be used in composition with Symbolic Violence quite strongly
It is insanely hard to access this if you are not groomed into it from birth (you have the questions! you now must make confidence seems like temerity!)
and insanely hard to diminish it if you are (takes A LOT of self-awareness improvement to undo THAT)
This leads to “move fast an break things”, to “zany mavericks that bend all the rules” to people (like me) that are constantly benefiting from the structure of organisations being blurry/bullshit/unenforced

We always feel safe, we literally do not know a world where we aren’t
Here is of a president that, besides not being at the highest point of Symbolic Violence, Wield an enormous Hexis: Can you see how he belongs in his position? how it is plain from his every gesture? Each time he was on TV? It needed not to be perfect
Here is president that besides having a bigger Symbolic Violence than the previous went to great lengths to seem he has very little hexis, in order to seem he was “one of the people”, always like he was badly dressed in his own skin, in every appearance on TV
This becomes even more powerful paired with confirmation bias
in a hurry you trusted that person:
➥ it worked and now you trust more
➥did not work: you more open to let it pass

In a hurry you did not trust
➥ Worked: you knew
➥ Did not: wel…
IN TURN now not only the person projects legitimacy (in a hurry) but you see other people making the same jugement call!
It validates it, creating an illusion of consensus!
You see their given trust on their faces too!
Which relaxes you to yours: the reverse is also true
So if you have a very low hexis and you are working with someone with a very high one: the interactions between you are stacked and so does everyone else's view around you
With no links to skill/competency/being-right
and with one of you unaware
Hexis blows my mind so I should probably stop here, last I babble for hours
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