Other people are everywhere.
They bump against you on the sidewalk, sit next to you on the bus, chew loudly on salads at nearby tables, jump up and down at the gym, guzzle beers at the bar, try selling you things you don’t need, ask if you need help, take your order, avoid your gaze, drive you around, let you drive them around …
How do you view all these people?
Like a bag of knives.
As mildly inconvenient and a little smelly?
Like garbage cans on trash day.
As boring things?
Like the signs and light posts you avoid on the sidewalk.
As sorta interesting?
Like a box of books you rummage through to find a few titles that interest you.
Like a castle filled with stories, mysteries, and treasures, waiting to be explored, waiting for you to look behind its photos because maybe, just maybe, there are secret passageways hidden there that lead to something deeper. (don’t castles always seem to have secret passageways)
6. As mirrors?
Reflecting who you are — your fears, your beliefs, your vulnerabilities — and how you view the world.
How do you view other people?