One of the things that has taken me a while to realise, and while obvious from a logical standpoint is much harder to really comprehend, is that we do not all think alike. Obviously, each of us can only ever experience (unless in the future there is some wonderful technological advancement that can change this, which is not here at present) one person's thoughts, our own.
This is most obvious when we consider individuals with thought patterns and ways of interpreting the world that is significantly different from the "normal". I actually hate that word, normal, as it implies there is a standard for humans that we are either part of or different to and I think that the spectrum of human traits is far to diverse for there to be any such thing.
I have synthesia for letters and words, seeing them as colours and sensations rather than as words, so I found this depiction of numbers and processing calculations rather fascinating.
I suspect that thought patterns vary rather widely, even within the so called "normal" spectrum. How much of our thought patterns are "hardwired" into our brains, either as a result of genetics/physiology at birth or by the experiences we each have that shape particular thought patterns and emotional responses to circumstances? To what degree can we change those thought patterns? Learned patterns can be unlearned but inherent differences can't be altered as easily if at all. All of this influences our perceptions of the world. I think if we could see the world through another's eyes, using their thought patterns, it would reveal some very interesting things.
Skeptical kinkster musing on whatever takes my fancy!