I don’t like people, but I love human.
If I have to explain in a drawing:
What’s the difference? Realised that statement is quite confusing and open to interpretation, but If you immediately “get” what I mean, we will definitely be frends.
But let me try and figure it out:
- Humans are people I don’t have to deal or interact with.
- Person is someone I’m with / giving my attention to now.
- I still rate person lower than human just because I still prefer things that I don’t need to interact with, even if you’re literally my friends, you still give me some anxiety ^^;;
- People are things like gatherings, social expectations, mob mentality.
- People became less annoying / more manageable if I see them as person(s).
- I think of “people” and “person” as a complex systems I’m part of, almost the same “level”. Submerged.
- I think of “human” as part of a larger ecosystem, among other species – living or objects. One-way, distanced, observational.
Looks like this is a long-winded way of saying “I’m comfortable with one-on-one interaction, hate group interactions, and love people watching“.
Thanks for coming to my TED talk.
Adi suggested this possible perspective. I think there’s some truth to this.
Maybe it is kind of seeing yourself in the meaning of the word? Like person, you can see yourself as a person/individual. Humanity, you can see yourself as part of humanity. However, the word "people" seems to be everybody else outside you that you can't relate to?
— Adi Primanda Ginting (@adipginting) August 29, 2021