what I understand that you suggest about space of ease
As far as I can understand what you suggest by space of ease in connection to friendship could be habitus, but maybe we want to avoid the sociological connection of this word. We can use the word's origin which is hexis (έξις in greek) which means possession or disposition (διάθεσης in greek) power to use. The actual translation tends to be too pragmatic which suggests something that could be forcefully learned and then easily forgotten. I think Aristotle's refers to this notion as a having but it is always very controversial of how it is perceived this having. For how I understand it, is a topological, potential and formal term, but when we refer to it in relation to something else outside of himself then it is more as a state of action. An act can be good or bad and that's i think why friends are crucial. Because a friend for good that includes pleasure and benefit but it is not only one or the other, will express the good or bad of your act of the having. Isn't then space of ease the space of friendship that is cultivating truth? Certainly urgency isn't a pleasant feeling but in a moment of urgency wouldn't be urgent for something to be addressed ? For example if I feel sad because something needs to be said, happen, change, I need to say it. If that saying is articulated in a clumsy way it is because perhaps we haven't created a space of ease, space of comfort and pleasure where we don't feel like criminals as you said or we don't feel in survival and I think we both agree on that: I don't want to make you feel bad but I want you to feel free to address the good or the bad of the having.
Posted by Georgia Sagri at 6:23 μ.μ.