So what else is new?
Constantly imagining things. Oh shutup, of course without dope. That was a LONG time ago.
But imagine being born blind, and suddenly, at age, say 25, becoming able to see, just like everyone else.
Deaf. Same thing.
British. Same thing.
But all seriousness aside, just image being born in a brutal concentration camp very similar to Auschwitz, escaping at age 25 or so and suddenly confronting the world beyond.
It's like certain remote Amazonian tribes who have no words for any numbers past ten; everything above that is "many." They have no clue how old they are. It just doesn't occur to them. It's not NECESSARY to occur to them.
So this guy escapes from a North Korean prison camp in his 20s, not having known anything else . . .
To this day, he says he has no concept of "freedom" . . . he just doesn't have any way to understand it. Like we probably can't imagine what the "edge of the universe" is like, he can't -- really has no concept of -- things like "love" and "choice." His parents didn't "love" him. He was raised like a farm animal. All these concepts that we take for granted are truly beyond him. It would be like trying to understand what purple is to someone blind from birth.
However, it seems that he IS aware of one feeling . . . and actually, only one. Loneliness. I guess no one needs an education in that, huh.