I would…

Illustration: María Elena (Mani) Hinojosa

A while ago I stumbled upon a line that got me thinking. It went something like this: “If you were in someone else’s position, your life and behavior would be exactly like that person’s.” In some sense — if we stretched the meaning of “position” to encompass everything — it seems obvious, but we never really consider things that way. In fact, what we normally think and say is more like: “Oh, but if I were him I’d have done this…