My office’s heating system is aggressive and my boss recently asked me if it felt warm in his room. I agreed that it did.
This made me realize how we trust our eyes and tongues but like to crowdsource our other senses.
Touch: “Does it feel warm in here to you?”
Hearing: “Do you hear a high-pitched whine? Wait…there it is again!”
Smell: “Does this milk smell bad to you?”
Senses we don’t crowdsource:
Do you see a dog in this room?” “Go pet that dog there.”
Does this taste like shit?” “This tastes like shit.”