The Meaning Of Sonder

meaning of sonder

The urban dictionary definition of Sonder is ‘the realisation that everybody is living a life as vivid and as complex as your own’. This word has been the center of my thoughts on various occasions for quite some time now. I came across the word during a random google search for pretty words (honestly I was searching for obscure names I could name my future – as in 7 years time – child, one of my weirdly fun pastimes). It kind of struck me as it fitted exactly into my trail of thoughts that I experience on a day to day basis. I am often people watching wherever I go, whether it’s in the car, on the bus, in the city, sitting in cafe’s or restaurants or just at work, and I think to myself, “each and every person that I see is the center of their own world”. I am fascinated that, if we take one step outside of ourselves, there is a whole world of little worlds around us. So every single person is going about their day in their own way with their families and friends and living their own lives with their own thoughts. I just find this concept absolutely amazing and it kind of grounds me when I am going through tough times or feeling anxious and worried, as it reminds me that we are all part of one big puzzle that is the universe.

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