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uniqueness and sonder

When you start appreciating someone’s uniqueness instead of just seeing them as a label like religious fundamentalist’ or single mother’, you are being empathic.

– Roman Krznaric colourlivingblog.co.uk/in-conversation-with-roman-krznaric/

This reminded me of John Koenig’s beautiful made-up word sonder (dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/post/23536922667/sonder):

the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own …

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