The world is a shared enviroment.

I think it is pretty crazy the amount of people that exist in our world. By this, I don’t just mean the population by the numbers, but the fact that everyone is a human being much like myself. Everyone has a stream of consciousness that has been thinking and learning since birth.

Even though Lehigh is a relatively small school, I still see more new people everyday than I have in any other educational institute I have been in. It is crazy to think that all these people are just as detailed and intricate as I am. The amount of thoughts I have on a daily basis and the small, minute details about my life also exist for the billions of other people on the planet.

I can’t even trace back my story and the roller coaster of events that have lead me to wear I am today, the fact that everyone else has had their own roller coater leading up to today is just a crazy thought.

I think it is important for us to remember that other people have feelings and lives of their own. Often times we can get caught up in our own lives and forget that. It is okay that our brain operates based on ourselves but every once-in-a-while, we should remind our selves that other people are just as important. We, as a society, need to be considerate of this before we make decisions based on our own selfish motives.

Because I experience life in the first-person POV, it often feels like life is a movie about me. This isn’t true, we all exist in our heads yet the world doesn’t revolve around any single person. Remember this when you meet someone you initially wouldn’t get along with. Be aware that they have their own story that is just as long and possibly even crazier than your own. We all have experiences that shape  who we are. Don’t judge a person based on an impressions because they have been impacted by life just as you and I have.

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One thought on “The world is a shared enviroment.

  1. There is a word for that – the realisation that every random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. It’s ‘ Sonder ‘ and I think it’s really beautiful ☀️

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