Inner Voice

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What if I told you that some people can't relate to this meme. What if I tell you that some people are unlocking new levels of loneliness. They don't have an inner voice. I repeat in case you missed it. THEY DON'T HAVE A MONOLOGUE.

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I was today years old when I found it and I am still in denial. Because I can't accept how some people are not saving the world in imaginary situations at 3 am. Do they not think about a perfect comeback after few light-years of insult? Do they think Dexter was talking to someone else in the complete series? Is overthinking a problem for them?

First of all, let's get to the bottom of this. Why do we even have an inner voice? It's a process where we internalise speech so that we can replay it again and again. The VLC player of our eyes. Somehow it has helped us in evolution. Imagine being able to replay whole escape scenes in your mind and doing the dissection as to how you escaped that lion!! You just found the cheat code in the evolutionary process.

Meet Aphantasia - A rare condition in which the mind is blind! People with this condition don't have an inner voice. They can't picture a dog whenever they see the word Dog. And they are surprised to find out that some people can have this voice!! How can these people read fiction books!!  

Next time you see an influencer who takes pictures every few seconds, don't judge. They might be suffering from Aphantasia and their mind storage doesn't have multimedia support.  

Some links in case you are still in denial like me.

I have no mind’s eye: let me try to describe it for you | Psyche Ideas
With aphantasia, my mind’s eye sees only darkness, not images. It’s like missing a sense, and only imagination can compensate
Some People Don’t Have An Inner Monologue And I Am One Of Them
The voice you hear inside your head? Yeah, I don’t have it.
Anmol Saini

Anmol Saini