If You May Be Someone Else, Could You?

And, whatever that quality is, it is likely to differ from the quality of my own relationships, relationships that are deeply meaningful to me.
The idea would be that I don’t know enough about others to know whether I would trade experiences with them.
Instead I’ve had a history with another set of people that I don’t know as well as the people I’ve had relationships with.
We will have to look at our own experiences rather than at theirs, or perhaps look at our experiences first.
Alternatively, it might be said that I don’t really know anyone else well enough to know whether they really have those values and desires.

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