I hate people, I like humans

I don’t like people, but I love human.

If I have to explain in a drawing:

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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.

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