I’m a person who likes to lean back and participate in “Social Observation”.
I enjoy understanding others. My favorite activity, is having a conversation with someone and breaking down that conversation to make educated guesses on why they said this or that. I like taking apart a story someone has told, and try to understand how the person reacted to that story, why they told that story, and what that story has done to them.
I recently discovered a channel called VSauce on youtube which explains a lot of social and ambiguous behavior in humans. Why people think the ways they do, why some people are bolder and more goal driven then others, why anger is a thing, and the difference between Horror, terror and creepiness.
One video from VSauce REALLY caught my attention. “The science of Awkwardness”. Now, not that this man doesn’t explain things through his perspective. He tries to keep any personal and religious belief out. He never goes against a god and the only time he ever references religion is when it’s relative to the topic he is talking about. It’s a really interesting channel and the fact that it’s not biased is what makes it really good.
On this topic, here’s the video I saw, and I wanted to hear opinions about it. I really suggest you guys watch his videos and subscribe, great stuff here.
With this, I wanted to start a discussion post about Social Perspective I think that understanding what he defined as “Sonder” is really interesting. That being said, if you under stand that everyone lives as complex as you, wouldn’t that be an amazing advantage in life to help you understand other people. For example, if you understand that people think a lot alike. Such as someone thinks more of themselves and worries more about what others think about them, wouldn’t that mean that you can understand they’re not thinking about you, decreasing a chance of Social Anxiety.