“You know what the worst thing about someone breaking up with you is?… Remembering how little you really thought about the people you broke up with and realizing that’s how little they’re thinking about you.” Before Sunrise
Consider sonder. Which is, the realization that everyone has their own narrative going on in their head. And their narrative is every bit as rich as the one going on in your head.
That realization, that sonder, is the first step towards empathy. Which then gives us a good chance to be kind. To be generous. To make art.