Wisdom from the Past

In cleaning out my room, I’ve encountered a number of thoughts I wrote down in the past. Here’s one:

“All the (events, experiences, information) that shape what/how people think/do, they all come in order. But when a person is going through their life, having experiences, learning, all this stuff comes in in a different order than it does for other people. So if I’m reading a book, and there’s this movie I haven’t seen, and the author saw the movie and was influenced by it, I come out of the book getting something different than if I’d seen the movie.” 6/8/04 11:40pm

I think what I was getting at was that there’s no way that two people can perceive the same thing in precisely the same way, due to this mere difference in the order of our experiences.

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