Stop translating

A comic. The scene: Thick green grass against a clear sky.. Character 1 is: a cute cartoon creature. Character 2 is: a cute cartoon creature. Character 1: Bleep blop bloop la-la-la bleep blop dee-doop, la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la... Character 2: Aw, he didn't mean that exactly, he's just expressing himself in an imprecise way, he must really mean to say...

Brain: Stop that!

Me: What?

Brain: Stop translating everything people say!

Me: Huh?! But I wasn’t… … oh wait yeah I guess I was.

Brain: People mean whay they say! You just don’t want to accept it because you don’t want to accept that other people’s brains are really, really different from your brain. You’ve been mentally translating everything you hear so you can keep living with the delusion that other people view the world in a way that makes sense to you. YOU’RE LIVING IN A DREAM-WORLD, WAKE UP, WAKE UP!!

Me: Okay! Okay okay okay.

Brain: People mean what they say. Most of the time, anyway.

Me: Okay, I get it.

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