From the inside looking out

sqlines

Senior Member
Dutch
Hi,

Could someone give me a short but clear translation of the above-mentioned sentence/expression?

Also, how would you render the following cases with respect to the expression.
1. The case of a mental patient.
2. Reporting from a war-torn area.
3. From the outside looking in you see... but from the inside looking out...

Are there other instances where you can use this expression ?
Thanks for your explanations and sugestions.

Sqlines
 
  • equivoque

    Senior Member
    Australia - English
    It tends to refer to a point of view. In the first instance it would be the point of view of a psychiatric patient in a psychiatric institution. Same again in the war-torn area.
     

    sqlines

    Senior Member
    Dutch
    Hi equivoque,

    Thanks for your prompt response.
    Am I right to interpret it as follows.
    In case 1, giving the people insight on how a mental patient experiences his world.
    In case 2, reporting as someone who experiences the living conditions in that area.
    In case3, from the outside looking in (view of an outsider), from the inside looking out (feeling from the insider).

    Sqlines
     
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