I’m sure I’ve made this observation before, but I think it’s worth revisiting.
The only way we can see the world is through the lens of our experience and understanding. Seems obvious, right?
Well hold on – not so fast.
Because if this is true, then it also must be true that we are, by definition, unable to see the world through the eyes of others.
Fiction, movies, and other forms of story telling gives us a glimpse of other perspectives, if we can suspend disbelief.
But if someone else’s actions seem unbelievable to you, it’s only because you’re not seeing the world through their eyes.