One of my Landmark buddies just shared this quotation from T S Eliot. Eliot’s on the right track and I also want to tell him, “Look again, look further.” Another thought: maybe he had looked further and is mindful of the social conventions he cites.
We die to each other daily. What we know of other people is only our memory of the moments during which we knew them. And they have changed since then. To pretend that they and we are the same is a useful and convenient social convention which must sometimes be broken. We must also remember that at every meeting we are meeting a stranger.
~ T S Eliot