As Merleau-Ponty and others have pointed out, the norm is not for us to think out what we are going to say and then say it. We normally find out what we are saying at the same time as others who hear us.
A friend asked me a question having to do with distinguishing real vs. fake. Here’s what I said:
When we distinguish between real and fake, there’s always a larger contextual set of expectations regarding what makes anything genuine or authentic. I wonder if some range of distance (not too far, but not too close either) is required for that judgment. Does anything really SEEM real or fake at the very moment it’s happening, as opposed to the moment later when the question arises: What was that?
The root of ‘authenticity’ ties it to owning or appropriation. Owning or appropriating are at a a remove (at least a bit of distance) from the lived. So, perhaps the real can seem fake if we expect the owned to be the lived?
And what was that, just now?