Power of Projection
We are limited to our own experience and most people struggle to imagine life outside of themselves. It’s easy to assume that everyone everywhere sees and feels the world in the exact same way I do. Our brains like to fill in the blanks of the unknowns with whatever seems plausible. Our brains are good guessers but they are limited by our personal experiences. The reality is that a large portion of our certain reality isn’t actually accurate. It’s good enough to keep us from walking in front of a car and calling everyone we think we recognize the wrong name, but we would be surprised to find out how many things we think we know are just contrived approximations of our brain trying to fill in the background.