Can we fully know someone without relating?
When we become a fan or stan someone, is it the same as saying we really know that someone? What have we really related with, the person themselves or just an impression?
Without a means of relating and dialogue, we are only left with a biased impression. And that impression is not necessarily reducible to the identity of the person. Our impressions should always be subject to correction.
Maybe the difference between fandom and friendship is that the former is one-sided and based on impressions, while the latter is two-sided and is based on relationships that stand the test of time.
John 1:45-51. Come and see and get to know the person
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 236: AUGUST 24, 2022]