ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

people watching

People watching is like when you go to a park or a mall and you just sit and look at all the people walking around. You can see what they’re doing, what they’re wearing, and how they’re acting. It’s kind of like watching a really interesting movie, but instead of actors pretending, you get to see real people being themselves. It’s fun to try and guess what they might be thinking or feeling based on their expressions and body language. It’s important to remember that even though we’re watching, we shouldn’t be creepy or rude to the people we’re looking at. It’s meant to be a fun and harmless way to pass the time and observe the world around us.