A world without mirrors.
Try to imagine a world about mirrors. What if everything were the same in the
world except that we had no way of looking at ourselves except through the feedback that we got from other people?
Would we look different? You bet! That’s not a big deal to me, what’s interesting is whether we would act the same. I don't think so. I think that our behavior would be very slightly more honest, more frank, less constrained by an effort to project an image, simply more ourselves.
Right now when we look at another person we have to wonder what they are really like beneath the surface. In a world without mirrors the expressions we would see on people’s faces would reflect the reality within them more precisely than the “made up” images we now see.
Don’t you want to see the real person when you are looking at someone else? I do.