ants see themselves as we see ourselves - literally. they see themselves as normal-sized beings living in a normal-sized worlds. - as we see ourselves. quite perplexing if i think about it more and more.
we see ants as small. but that's now how they seem themselves. they experience life the way we do- as people. and this goes for all conscious minds.
that perhaps the size of subjective experience is the same across the board- of all beings.
this can be quite destabilizing because it ruins the notion of objective superiority of one species over another- why should a third person perspective on size matter when the first person side of things across all beings is the same. if i were an ant it would be the exact same thing as i am now- only with different subjective contents.
(and it makes me think that we may be perceived as ants through the lens of a higher order of magnitude. )