Very insightful piece. To think in that way and then imagine your feelings in relation to other people requires a kind of innocence that is missing in many humans today.
That perspective came to me as I recalled a statement made by C.Day Lewis in a piece titled 'The Nurture of the Imagination'(1936): "The poet, then, must feel in images; must grasp the connection between things -but grasp them emotionally rather than logically, and must be capable of seeing one thing in terms of another. Now, if we consider those three abilities, we realise there is a certain innocence, a child-like nature common to all of them. Imagination demands -and not only from the poet- a quality of innocence."