Is reality the same for everyone
I really liked his short story about dog. Think about reality from the perspective of a dog for a minute, how might the world look different. To a dog, a garbage man might not be a “good person”. From the perspective of the dog, perhaps a garbage can is a place his owners carefully place food and the garbage men are therefore thieves. The author goes onto how the dog could extrapolate from this and how these extrapolations would seem sensible to the dog given the knowledge/view of reality the dog has.
He then wrote:
And then I began to think, Maybe each human being lives in a unique world, a private world, a world different from those inhabited and experienced by all other humans.
And you know what, given the flury of activity over the last couple of days – I believe he has something there. Some worlds are just very different from others. It would explain why two people can look at the same thing and see totally different meanings. It would definitely explain lots of things :)
It is a long and rambling article near the end, but the first parts at least are worth a read, something to make you go “hmmm”.