Sonder

There is an prevalent tenancy in our society for people to be self-conscious . It is important to recognize that while you may be the center of your own world, you are seldom at the center of others.

This newly invented word, and its meaning, sums up this idea perfectly.

sonder
n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.

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