How many moons in our solar system? With 8 or so planets, how many moons in total?
My guess, when challenged, was 22. I figured Earth had one, rounded up, etc.
It turns out that it’s more than 200. Saturn alone has more than 80 moons.
That’s a common mistake. We make it all the time. We assume that our neighborhood is like every neighborhood, that our situation and experience is universal.
That’s rarely true.
Embracing that on the path to empathy is a powerful step forward.