do you ever get weirded out by the fact that everyone around you is constantly within their own mind and thinking a million secret thoughts and battling internal struggles just like you and that you’re not the only one who thinks these things and that the people around you aren’t just faces meant to fill up your life but they’re actually really deep people who have a lot more to them than you ever actually even think about
I actually remember the exact moment I first experienced this. I was 4 or 5 and I was riding in the passenger seat of my dad’s work truck and we stopped at a light and I looked at the lady in the car next to us and it just hit me. All that stuff, boom, instant realization, as well as, the realization that the details of that woman’s life would forever be unknown to me that once we pulled out of sight of each other, I’d never see her again, but her life would go on as complete and complex as my own. Honestly it blew my little pea brain.
I turned to my dad and said “Isn’t it weird That I’m me and you’re you?” That’s about as big as my vocabulary was to try to explain what I had experienced. He said “don’t think to much about it, you’ll give yourself an identity crisis”.