An 8th grade student introduced me to this word the other day that I’m trying to figure out ways in which to start a movement with it. The word is SONDER.
n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.
How can I create a movement around this word? I am thinking and processing this one…I think there’s a healing element within the concept of the word, and I will continue to think about applications.