July 8, 2008

While we live our own lives under a microscope and we are present all the time when we do things, other people are not there with us. That’s a problem for intuiting other people’s thoughts because we tend to evaluate ourselves in much finer detail. We look at ourselves from the street view, whereas other people are looking at us from space.

– Dr. Nicholas Epley, Solving the (Real) Other Minds Problem

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