The Little Man’s Theory

Three Little People sit in their little living room, drinking their three little drinks. Invisible air bubbles of conversation - like little chat heads constantly flickering float above each one’s heads. The Little People are deep in conversation.


“I have a theory” says The Little Man1.

“What is your theory?” asks The Little Woman.

The Little Man2 just sits and sips his drink.


“Well it’s more of an experience. But of late, I’ve been going through life looking at myself — this situation — every setting that I’m in, from a third person’s perspective” says The Little Man1. 

“Like a camera following you everywhere you go, and seeing yourself through it, instead of just living your life?” asks The Little Woman.


“Ha, reminds me of The Sims, that computer game where the characters just do everyday life things” says The Little Man2.

“Yes! A lot like The Sims!” exclaims The Little Man1 as he continues “Do you know why they’re called that?”

“Because it’s a catchy name for a video game?” says The Little Woman. 

“..and that they’re The Simulations simulating everyday life” explains The Little Man2.


“Exactly that! That’s how I have been living through life. Living as though I am the character on stage at a theater. Drama unfolding and I am just one character, so deep in my role that I don’t recognize I’m on a stage doing theater. Just like the two of you, and everybody else” explains The Little Man1.


There’s a minute’s pause. 




“Okay play with this idea — say it was The Sims — we were The Sims — but let’s give us more life-like names — say The Little People — and I were to describe our situation as if someone is watching us from the viewpoint of this television screen. How we’re sitting here and chatting about life. The narration — my constant experience of life — of this very situation would read something like..” continues The Little Man1.


“Three Little People sit in their little living room, drinking their three little drinks. Invisible air bubbles of conversation - like little chat heads constantly flickering float above each one’s heads. The Little People are deep in conversation. I have a theory…”

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