The spectacles theory

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I will superficially address an idea… Have you ever encountered yourself in a two sided discussion or happening where you are absolutely sure that you are right and the other side is absolutely sure they are right?

Sometimes there’s such a subtle line between being wrong and being right. We should all be born with a special dozen spectacles set for daily living.

In various occasions I have found myself rethinking situations… Wondering if I may have failed grasping the reality of it all; wondering if my point of view is failing to provide me a wider and clearer view of reality.

The spectacles I talk about don’t obey to diopters, they obey to the invisible human nature. As humans, we are inclined to set our perceptions as the only possible and true to exist. We get used to our own old ways of thinking, of doing, of observing, of behaving… the process starts when we are able to perceive our surroundings, and it’s molded -like glass in the fire- throughout the experiences life presents in our paths and according to our personalities.

Our own perception can fool us sometimes. Each person is an unique set of characteristics, all integrated in a world so complex and unknown for outsiders that it is utterly impossible to “get in someone else’s shoes”, no matter how hard we try.

Still, we can have a glimpse at the general panorama and have into consideration angles that wouldn’t originally be placed at first in our minds. We should give a chance to different points of view, and be able to change the variable needed graduation of our spectacles in order to be fair with ourselves and to others.

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  1. I wonder if trying to put oneself in someone’s position might help expand our general perception at all. What if we tried to first break our own perception and rebuild it with more a flexible framework?

    Interesting post!

    • I think, if we honestly put ourselves in someone else’s position it’s possible to expand our own perception, but it must be not like looking at the “broccoli and cheese baked potatoes” but actually giving them a bite; and that thing exactly will help us break our perception and rebuild it.

      Thanks for commenting.

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