“How do you like them apples?”

“Where are they going mummy?”

“I don’t know, I’m not them”

“What are they doing mummy?”

“I don’t know, I’m not them”

She doesn’t understand that we don’t know all these people. She doesn’t understand that I don’t know what everyone is thinking. 

Her concept of the size of the world is still too small to realise that you can never know what other people are thinking. You can never know what something means to someone else. You can only ever know what it means to you. 

Experience isn’t relative. 

When I eat an apple it tastes different to me than it does to everyone else. Just because I like apples, doesn’t mean I can assume that everyone else does. I might be able to describe to you why I like apples. I might be able to get you to describe to me why you don’t like them. I might even be able to suggest a way of preparing apples that would mean you could eat them. 

But I can never truly know what an apple tastes like to you. 

Remember that if you are talking to someone and find yourself judging them for their choices, experiences or opinions. 

You can never truly know. 

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