Have you ever thought what’s it like to be another person?
Quite often when I am walking or when I take the bus, I find myself looking at other people. Sometimes I can’t help but wonder about their lives, their backgrounds, their current situation. I am curious to learn about their dreams and expectations, their hopes and most importantly their thoughts and feelings.
How does it feel to be that person? That tired old lady carrying the net shopping bag? Is she married? Probably. Does she have any children? Probably? I am curious, how does it feel like to be that old? How will I feel when I will be her age (if I will ever get to that of course)?
What about that young boy nervously scrolling up and down through his phone. Anxiety? Why? Is he waiting for something? What? Is he going to school, university maybe? Mmm, no bag, no books.
What about that young woman speaking over the phone? Sounds more like yelling to me… Who is she talking with? Does she study? What’s her hobby? Too dark-skinned for that bleached hair. I am curious about her hairdresser, who is the one suggesting. She sounds determined all right though, yeah she calls the shots. Oh, straightening her so short mini skirt. You can’t “fix” it young lady, it’s that short or that long, as it is. I am judging too much.
Some lads, watching the young woman, almost drooling over her… I don’t want to imagine what is it they are thinking. I don’t think I will like it. Again let’s not be judgemental. Skip then.
What about that young mom, trying to hush her new-born baby? What is it like to be pregnant? What was the labor like? Painful! How does she feel having the baby? Happy? Yes, even though right now she looks kind of desperate, the baby won’t stop screaming. How did her husband react when they found out? Or is she a single mom? What would it be like to raise the baby on your own? One thing is for sure, a hero mom she would be.
The young man on a business suit, expensive watch, a couple of iPhones. Taking the bus? Oh, he is taking off his wedding ring… hhmmm!
A couple of teen girls, heavy make up, too heavy to my opinion. Adding some more dark lipstick, perfect duck face for the perfect selfie. I can’t help but think of eventual hashtags such as: #bestfriend #beautiful #sexy #duckface #hot and stuff like that.
Oh here it goes. My bus stop. Bye!
What about you? Do you judge much? Nope? What do you do when you take the bus?