On the one hand, as human beings we are social beings and our relationships with others are an essential part of our lives. We spend a lot of time interacting with others, sharing our thoughts and feelings and trying to understand their thoughts and feelings towards us. However, despite these efforts, it can be argued that we can never really get to know another person.
One of the reasons for this is that each person has their own unique view of the world, shaped by their experiences, beliefs and values. Even if two people share experiences, they may interpret those experiences differently, leading to different views and values. Moreover, people may have different motivations to hide or lie about their experiences. Whether the motivation is fear, shame or the desire to maintain a certain public image.
Another reason is that people are constantly changing and evolving throughout their lives. What we may have known about someone in the past may not be true in the present or in the future. People may have hidden motives that may only be revealed later or even remain as an unknown quantity. In addition, people may have conflicting desires and motivations that complicate their real-world actions.
However, this does not mean that we should give up trying to understand others. Even if we can never fully know another person, we can still try to learn as much as we can about them and be open to new information and experiences that can deepen our understanding. Developing empathy, listening skills and maintaining open and honest communication can help build deeper relationships with others. It is important to try and not give up.