Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Similar yet Different

I had this thought the other which basically crystalises into a theory. The theory is this: That every thought and feeling that you would have experienced, someone else would have experienced that exact same thing previously. It doesnt mean that what happens to them is exactly the same (though it may also be true), but just the way it affects you would be the same as the way it affected them.

In this sense, we are all living each other's lives. Nothing we experience is really that special or unique.

Perhaps this theory sounds rather negative. A dint to one's ego, a realisation that one is not so special? I see it as a positive - that we should take life and ourselves a little lighter sometimes. Things are not all that bad... and if they are, then there are others to suffer with us.


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