Slavoj Žižek stellt sich die Frage: Was ist ein Event? Und beantwortet sie am Beispiel des Sich-verliebens.
From time to time, something happens, which, as it were retroactively, changes the rules of what is possible. In the sense that something happens, it is generated by that situation – of course, it is causally produced by that situation – but in a way it changes retroactively the whole situation. […] The event would have been an effect, which is stronger than its own causes.Slavoj Žižek, Events and Encounters Explain Our Fear of Falling in Love
Etwas passiert, das alles verändert. Rückblickend und rückwirkend. Wow. Und es wäre nicht Slavoj Žižek, hätte er nicht auch noch ein passendes Beispiel: das Sich-Verlieben.
let’s say you stumble on the street, somebody helps you to stand up. It’s a young girl or boy blah, blah. And, of course, it’s the love of your life. A totally contingent encounter but the result can be that your whole life changes. Nothing is the same as they say. You even spontaneously perceive your entire past life as leading towards this unique moment, you know, the illusion of love is oh my God, I was waiting all my life for you.
Nun wisst ihr bescheid.