So when I was a kid I was convinced that I was the only "real" person in the entire world. Everyone else simply existed to give my life framework, for lack of a better term. I was the only person who had thoughts or feelings and I was 99.9% sure that everyone was in a "conspiracy" against me (to what end, I wasn't quite sure) and was having a big ol' laugh. Also, I thought a lot about what the world would come to when I died, seeing as I was the only real person who existed. Would everything just descend into nothingness? Would I come back as someone else, destined to repeat life forever as the only sole being?
Today, I found that there is a term for this! Solipsism (or more specifically, metaphysical solipsism). It got me thinking about experiences we have that have been quantified or discussed by others and are surprising/comforting to us once we come across them.
Has anyone else experienced anything like this?
PS— please excuse me if this post makes no sense, I'm running on five hours sleep.