I feel something you don’t feel…


Often enough I get into discussions about this “border”, where something becomes “weird”. Mostly I have to explain myself:

“how come you don’t think this is weird, do you find this normal, would you also do it that way?!?”

and I’m like

“well, no, this may not be “my way”, but I can imagine, that some people could find that not “weird”, but just “their way”” or vice versa.

So after a while I get a:

“OK, it really could be that this other person finds this not weird, but it’s still strange, that he doesn’t find it weird, isn’t it?”

grrrr…

I find it really interesting, that it is hard for many people to imagine how other people feel about things and that it could be really different as the way they feel about the same things. This is actually kind of the foundation of our society – we all strive for individualism and want to be unique and special. And we are. Exactly because the things I feel and think are not the exact same things as you feel and think. Yes, there is some common ground – both can be categorizes as feelings and thoughts. Β For anything further you have to know a person really good and share some values and traits. So usually we peer up with people with similar interests, feelings and thoughts, because it’s only easier. But that doesn’t mean that other people don’t exist – they do! And they probably think you’re weird…

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5 Responses to “I feel something you don’t feel…”

  1. Eneya Says:

    yes… it is weird that some people find it weird, that there are weird people who do not find themselves weird but find the people who find them weird weird. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. Perspective Collector Says:

    Another great post. I just love your thinking. You think like me!

    • teo Says:

      so you’re not very neutral in your judgement, but who is anyway πŸ™‚ that’s why I like your blog so much too πŸ™‚

      • Perspective Collector Says:

        Haha, I know right! At least we’re aware of the bias and don’t take it as objective. Thanks!

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