Do I know you dear readers? Maybe, maybe not.
Do I know anyone around me? My family, my closest friend…. the love of my life.
Do we ever know anyone in our lives, more than what they tell/show us about themselves. Yes, we observe, and some of us observe very keenly indeed, but is observation not flawed as it knows only what is shown?
Think about it… think of your best friend… or a close relative… and then think how much do you know about them. And think of it this way, is not all you know based on them…. OBVIOUSLY, how silly of me to ask that… what we know of someone is all dependent on that person, and that’s exactly my point.
I wrote a post once, on the many personalities of man in today’s world. You can, if you so wish, read that post here. And tell me now, do we not know just one face of a person? If someone has many faces (and everyone does) and you know one; or if you are lucky two, faces of the person, do you really know him/her? The answer, dear reader, is unfortunately no. You know a part of that person, and nothing more.
So I ask you again, even if you are a close friend – Do I know you?
And does anyone know me?