(05-31-2016, 10:20 PM)Apophany Wrote: I'm not solipsistic by any stretch of the word, but sometimes things happen that make me feel like this world is a simulation. Like anomalies that might be explained as glitches, or uncannily perfect or repetitive-seeming strangers that act like lazily-programmed NPCs in a video game.
One time at the start of a trip to Atlanta, I saw some people playing basketball, and they were still doing it when I got back even though it had been over 8 hours. There was also this little girl kneeling in the center of a tennis court with absolutely no one watching her. And then there's stuff like deja vu.
I don't know, some people just seem to follow stereotypes too closely as well. Does anyone else get this feeling on occasion?
Honestly m8, I think you're approaching things from the wrong angle.
What you see as mundane and banal, I might see (on my better days, at least) as an invitation for the imagination: Who is that person? What does he do? How did he get to where he is? What strikes me is that you're clearly a fan of people-watching, but completely disregard the nuances of the individuals you watch.
That's not to say everything and everyone's worth watching, but I'd imagine one would find himself much happier if he learned to sit down; observe, and appreciate the little eccentricities of everyday life.