There’s no such things as strangers. Not really.
Imagine the first day at a new school. Scary. New. Chaotic. We’re forced to treat every stranger with the same generalized kindness.
That clear slate of unfamiliarity doesn’t last. It’s just the thing with theories of mind: we recognize each other pretty quickly. And we’ll find familiarities with every stranger. We would attract and recognize the most familiar to ourselves first.
The deeper we look, the more similar we seem.
Try looking in different places. At a mall. Or a ball game. Or the fattest vein of a traffic jam.
Once in a while, take a looonger look. Look at a stranger, or a whole bunch of them, and see how we all want the same things. A decent meal, a tight nap, secure our children’s future, and A LOT OF GREAT SEX!
What, you didn’t think I’d know that part?
Take another look…then tell me how you felt.