“People are quite different. What grips me need hardly touch you at all… What is innocence in you may be guilt in me. … What has no consequences for you may be the last nail in my coffin.”
When you tell them you’ve made a new friend they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you “What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies? ” Instead they demand “How old is he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make? ” Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him.