El Coyote Gordo (supergee) wrote,
El Coyote Gordo
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Other Minds

Robert Sheckley wrote a great sf story called "Protection." The protagonist is faced with an alien menace, but the friendly aliens reassure him that he's OK as long as he doesn't lesnerize. Unfortunately, he has no idea what lesnerize means, and they can't tell him.

I've been like that all my life. I don't seem to have Imposter Syndrome, but in its place I have the feeling that at any moment I might get caught violating the Rule That Everybody Else Knows. In general, I always wonder if people's internal states are like mine. And now I can wonder what universal human experiences am I missing without realizing it.

Thanx to andrewducker
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