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Old April 15, 2024, 10:43 AM
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Ni los conoces ni los conocerás en la vida

Hola a todos,

La frase en cuestión es del libro Cuenta contigo de Patricia Ramírez Loeffler.

Las personas se preocupan por el «qué pensarán los demás» si las ven hacer actividades que a priori «deberían» realizarse acompañado. Podrían llegar a la conclusión de que «no tengo amigos, estoy colgado, soy un tipo raro». Lo cierto es que eso es lo que tú pensarías de alguien cuando lo ves solo en el cine. Son tus prejuicios. Pero no tienen nada que ver con los juicios de valor que hacen los demás. Y si es así, ¡qué más da! Ni los conoces ni los conocerás en la vida. Y puede que a muchas otras personas que están en el cine les sirva de ejemplo y hagan reflexiones del tipo: «¡Olé, qué personalidad!, se viene solo al cine y le da igual; ya me gustaría a mí ser tan decidido».

What does "Ni los conoces ni los conocerás en la vida" refer to: los juicios de valor, los demás or alguien (lo que tú pensarías de alguien cuando lo ves)?

Many thanks in advance.
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It's hard to guess what it refers to at first.
I'm pretty certain it doesn't refer back to 'value judgments' or those who make those judgments.
The person sitting alone at the movies, and others who do the same thing, would make sense, if a plural wasn't used in the sentence in question.

I think it's supposed to be the person (alguien) you judged.
In English, we can say "them" to refer to a single person, when speaking impersonally. This can also be done in Spanish. Perhaps this is the case in the sentence in question, an impersonal reference to the person sitting alone at the movies.
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Old April 15, 2024, 11:58 AM
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Thank you very much, Rusty!
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I agree with Rusty.
The sentence refers to the people around you, who you might fear they'll judge you for doing things that are normally not done alone. These people are perfect strangers that even if they judge you, you will never see them again. So, since you don't know them and they will never be a part of your life, it doesn't matter what their opinion on you is.
The writer even says that maybe they will judge you positively and you will become inspiration to them, since you're brave enough to go to the movies alone.
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