Meta vision

Always-on x-ray vision would be exhausting.

Understanding how things work and learning how to make things gives you a kind of x-ray vision. A persistent exposure to underlying complexity.

You could call it “meta vision.”

You’re always thinking about how something came to be, about the backstories. Which introduces endless opportunities to empathize and further analyze every moment.

It’s a powerful ability, for sure, if you can learn how to harness it.