You wake up one morning to a world without mirrors. How does your life — from your everyday routines to your perception of yourself — change?
A world without mirrors I firmly believe would be a more honest world. Every big idea starts with a small idea. The Butterfly effect.
Everyone I’m sure has had a friend that you know has made an effort, with a mirror, and it just hasn’t worked. But the majority of times you wouldn’t dare say “on no, you look awful”. Instead, “you look nice/lovely/OK”.
In a world without mirrors honesty would be promoted because people would actually value your opinions, for real, instead of asking the question and being happy with the pleasantries of a dishonest answer. And if we rely on people to be honest on a daily basis, we promote ourselves to be honest on a daily basis. What a world that would be. If a man tells his girlfriend that yes, yes her bum does big in that, in one half of the world then just like the flap of a butterfly wing we could get honest governments in the other half of the world. A veritable tornado of truth.
People would also learn to trust themselves more and look more deeply into things. Mirrors sometimes lie, mirrors aren’t always your friend. Sometimes people trust the person in the mirror more than the person looking into it.
Sometimes the easiest person to lie to is yourself.
In fact, lets get rid of mirrors all together, they are a horrible invention. Sure the world would be a little less well put together but we could see each other, and more importantly ourselves in a whole new honest way.