What if somebody at some point, say next week, were to bet you that your life wasn’t as hard as theirs (as people often argue/ “wager” around about). This person wants the two of you to spend a day in eachother’s shoes. Say you decide to accept that person’s wager thinking that there’s no way they have it as hard as you do. The two of you shake hands. Then what if at the point in which you shake hands, (instead of spending a day in the other person’s shoes) through some other-worldly force you were “re”born as them however many years ago (and them as you) so that you actually, unknowingly, switched lives with them and you are currently living out a perfect rendition of someone elses life to its full extent as to gain an understanding of their life and what conditions they have lived and loved beneath. But you have no clue that that is what has been going on. As in, right now you could hypothetically be living this other person’s life but you think that it’s the life that you are currently, or supposed to be, living originally. That is until you live out the other person’s life to the point where the two of you decide to make the wager. Once you live their life to that point (the point where you shake hands with the other person/ yourself) you instantly snap back into your “original” life. So that in the duration of a handshake, an instant, you gain an entire knowledge, understanding, and experience of living a completely different life looking, living, and breathing through someone elses existence. This is on top of what you already know and have lived, up to that moment in your original life. So you now would have the experiences of two lives. The shear and immense amount of perspective you would gain is nearly unfathomable. The potential respect gained for at least one individual, would be uncomparable to any other comprehensible amount of respect that you could have for another person. Try to imagine someone else suddenly knowing everything that you know. All of your memories and experiences. What if you gained all of that knowledge in a single handshake because of some slightly un-friendly banter. What if you are really living someone else’s life and you think its your own but then your entire reality breaks down and your existence essentially shifts at the action of a hand shake. What if.
In someone else’s shoes.
#Curiosity #Overthinking #Insecurity #Lies #Stereotypes #Judgement killed me inside. Nuffsaid.