Sometimes when I get in my overthinking modes (which is often) I think about what other people are thinking. LOTS of thinking right? But what really scares me is that at the end of it – you never realllyyy know what that other person is thinking. You may think you know someone backwards and forwards, inside and out but when it comes down to it: do we ever really know anyone?
Now a take a second to think about this here. How many times have you told a person one thing, but were thinking something competely different. Or acted like you were listening, but in all actuality you were thinking about something completely irrelvant. We’ve all done it, so we’re all at fault. But what happens when the ‘faking’ it part, becomes more real and before you know it that person sitting across from you becomes a big fat lie. Would you ever really realize?
I like to believe that I would. I mean you go on believing that you know someone so well, you would at least notice when they start acting completely different right? But there are always those crazy stories that you hear on the news or are spread by gossip about a wife, a girlfriend, a husband, etc. etc. who lead double lives, who turn out to be a murderer or something you never expected. I mean are the people involved just that stupid or are they just overwhelming trusting? Or does it all come back to my original thought.. do we ever really know someone?
“You can never really know someone completely. That’s why it’s the most terrifying thing in the world, really—taking someone on faith, hoping they’ll take you on faith too. It’s such a precarious balance, It’s a wonder we do it at all. And yet..” – Libba Bray