"But do you see–and it's this that I so want you to understand–do you see, it mightn't be so bad living on a different planet, it might even be the most interesting thing imaginable, if you had even one person to share it with. One person who could see it with eyes something like your own." From George Orwell's Burmese Days
George Orwell was truly an incredible writer, with a profoundly comprehensive understanding of human behaviour. He revealed the deepest places in the human mind and heart, both the good and the not so good, raw and laid bare. Strengths and weaknesses, motives and manipulations, fears and insecurities, and deep yearnings of the soul – he captured the fullness of the human experience in a way that transcends time and culture.
We all know it's possible to be surrounded by people and yet still feel lonely, isolated, unheard, and unknown. Beyond mere company and superficial conversation, what we really want is to connect, to feel understood, to feel like we're truly able to share our experience of life and the world around us with someone else.
Wherever you may be at as you read this, hopefully you've experienced the pleasure of having someone in your life who sees "with eyes something like your own." This is an amazing gift to receive, and an amazing gift to offer to someone else.
Have a wonderful day!
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