Reality is different for everyone

I had one of those moments of clarity today, you know where something that would have sounded absurd yesterday suddenly makes sense.

Everybody’s reality is different. I used to think that reality was well, reality; “the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.”

Each person’s perception of anything is based on their past experiences and things that have happened directly around them. Every societal argument is the result of those different experiences. So who is right and who is wrong? Everyone is right, even if they are wrong. If I lost you stay with me.

Just one for instance…. someone who grew up without violence in their life wouldn’t feel the need to be on edge and keep a firearm around for protection, whereas someone who witnessed lots of hostility and violence wouldn’t be comfortable without one close by at all times.

You can argue with each other until you’re blue in the face and not reach an understanding because you are arguing what you know to be facts.

This can be applied to pretty much everything in life. We may share the same earth but we have all gone down different paths. What we have seen ourselves is what we know.

Maybe we should cut each other some slack and most importantly, listen to hear instead of listening to respond. It can be hard to do, but try to understand where others are coming from and they will probably do the same for you. That is how knowledge is shared, perspective is gained and differences mended. – Coov

 

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