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I Think Perception Is Everything

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    Rambling And Presenting - A ramble is meaningless words, but meaningless in what respect? I used to ramble, though others would listen and actually enjoy and take what I say to...
    artsyalexis artsyalexis 18-21, F Jun 27, 2012

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    Maybe Not Everything... - ...But I think our perceptions about the world around us to have a great deal of impact on our interactions with others and the world in general. We are...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 12, 2008

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    Stop Judging! - I absolutely hate when people assume that someone else is overreacting to something, or that they just are not right to feel the way they feel. What may seem like...
    localrocklover localrocklover 26-30, F Sep 16, 2013

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    Conversation I Had At 17 That Opened My Eyes - This was my first real revelation  this is a convo i had with someone else around my age back when i was more cynical then anything...
    klegend0 klegend0 18-21, M 10 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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    My Reality - Many people can see the same thing and with our human filters described something completely different. My happiness, peace, joy is completely an inside job. My...
    monarchman monarchman 41-45, M 1 Response May 11, 2013

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    What You Think You Become - We cannot control the thoughts and feelings of others We can only control how we perceive them Our thoughts influence our actions Actions speak...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 17, 2010

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    "all Is Fair In Love And War." Is This Your Excuse? - It baffles me why so many people use this poor excuse as a reason for behaving cruely to another person because they get angry...
    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2012

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    Jastrow's Famous Duck-rabbit - Both are there. One can know and accept that there is two but one can see either one or the other. Both can't be seen at the same...
    trailguide trailguide 36-40, F 71 Responses Aug 22, 2009

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    Perception Is Reality - When I was going to graduate school in Counseling Psychology, I remember early on hearing this phrase, "Perception is reality."  I had...
    AnalyticalAly AnalyticalAly 41-45, F 9 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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    An Old Thought - I just can't remember who said it exactly - maybe it was Epicurus, but it's an old adage that seems very true to me. "We don't see things as they are, but, as we...
    JeremiahJohnson JeremiahJohnson 31-35, M 6 Responses Nov 24, 2010

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    Get Over It - It’s taken me quite a while to figure this out… and I don’t know why, because it’s the answer is so obvious, but life, and the things that happen to us, are...
    fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F 5 Responses Oct 19, 2012

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    Tainted Perceptions... - Most people's perceptions of others are tainted by a stained view they have gathered from their own past. It is key to acknowledge this if you really wish...
    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F Dec 11, 2012

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    Perception Is Everything - Reality as we know it is simply that. It's how we know it. If our eyes could see other spectrums of color than what we see would be quite different. What...
    TheOnlyBenis TheOnlyBenis 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 6, 2010

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    The Gray - The way individuals see the world is so diverse.some clash, some complement, some are so progressive that paradigm shifts occur. That glass half full cliche is one...
    Anxoxo Anxoxo 22-25, F Sep 9, 2012

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    Why I’M Proud Of My Daughter - I think that almost everyone goes through a phase during youth in which they become confused about their identity. I, myself, went through a weird...
    fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F 4 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    Look How Far We Have Come ... - At one time early humans were nomads just walking around naked. Then they invented clothes and learned to build dens in which to live.Then we...
    fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F 8 Responses Jun 21, 2013

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    What Matters Most - My perception on life, myself, others and the past is what matters most to me. Every thouhgt I have is my perception I had. I can only expect the world to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 24, 2012

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    Am I Seeing This Right? - Perception interests me so much. That's because we see what we are conditioned to see by our experiences up to this point, and by our mindset. ...
    javeachica javeachica 56-60, F 5 Responses Dec 13, 2010

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    Must Read.. - What you are about to read is fact. There are no embellishments, no deceit, and no misinformation. My name and age are irrelevant at this point in time, but my...
    LifeEmotion LifeEmotion 26-30 Aug 6, 2012

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    Hope ~ Matter Of Choice. - What to say coz That's their ways. To each their own. Let light be shown.__/|__Each day is just not alike. Some are dull - others bright. What one needs...
    mejj mejj 36-40, F 4 Responses May 27, 2013

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    Just Because You Feel It Doesnt Make It True - Feelings are just that, nothing more. They are not based in facts.
    Tkldpink Tkldpink 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 7, 2013

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    “We Don't See Things As They Are, We See Them As We Are.” - I really love that quotation by Anais Nin. It makes complete sense. Once I really started to understand and accept...
    mmmcookies mmmcookies 26-30 4 Responses Sep 20, 2011

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    Your Perception Is Your Reality But It Isn't Real -  If you find you don't like something....you change your mind. Look at it from a different perspective, through the eyes of...
    KenStanley KenStanley 51-55, M 5 Responses Apr 30, 2012

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    I’m Going To Dallas To Save Our Daughter - Our 19-year-old daughter hooked with a 35-year-old person about a year ago because she was going through a ‘phase’ and needed to do...
    fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 5, 2013

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    The Art Of Negotiation – And Why You Should Learn It - Whether you realize it or not, you’re negotiating with people every day… with your boss and co-workers, with friends...
    fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2012

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    How Are You Today? -   A.A.Milne, when you read these words more than likely the first thing the comes to mind is Winnie the Pooh, then possibly Tigger, Roo, Eeeyore, Owl and...
    weta weta 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2009

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    Perception can turn sadness into happiness. or depression into something better. it turns everything better. i refuse to percept anything in a way that will put me down anymore...
    ThatOtherGuy16 ThatOtherGuy16 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    Throw Away Your Checklists... - A good friend called me and complained that the dinner guest who she invited for dinner one night didn't bring anything such as flowers or even...
    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 17, 2012

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    Perception Changes. - Lately I have realized that while perception is everything, perception can be altered by mood.  Pretty cool little tid -bit to gnaw on. Something makes...
    trixiegirl trixiegirl 46-50, F 7 Responses Nov 18, 2008

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    Perception Is Everything... - ... I think this says alot.  But I don't believe one person's perception is ever right.  In fact, I'm not sure that there can even be an...
    zenandi zenandi 31-35, M 5 Responses Aug 3, 2008

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    How Silly Of Me... - To believe that of me you were proud. How Silly Of Me... To believe that of me you could rest assured. How Silly Of Me... To believe that of me you had...
    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F Dec 11, 2012

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    Perception And Reality - I heard a great quote the other day. In essence, they said that the key to perception is in understanding what about your daily experience is REAL and...
    Reproof Reproof 51-55, F 12 Responses Feb 22, 2011

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    Truths... - 1. What are you busy with? Ants are busy too. 2. Activity gets us busy. Productivity gets us the results. Activity concumes time. Productivity frees it. 3. Evolve...
    Mayavadi Mayavadi 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 3, 2010

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    Blocking Arrows... - My best friend is a woman with a big heart and truly cares for others and goes out of her way not to hurt or harm anyone. The problem is she has been...
    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F Oct 28, 2012

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    In The Zone - My perception creates my reality.  I then percieve (experience) that reality.  When I am aware of the energy of perception (sensation, feeling, emotion), reality...
    claysu claysu 56-60, F Sep 25, 2012

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    Vivid - As a child, everything seems so vivid. The skies are bluer, the sun is brighter. Being a child, you are never bored because of your imagination can take you anywhere you...
    MeMe0326 MeMe0326 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2013

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    What Not To Wear - I was channel surfing last night and came upon the reality show "What Not to Wear" which I usually kind of enjoy. It's a show that takes dowdy/frumpy women who...
    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F 19 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    Resting In The Heat Of Siege - There is so much pain in the world. I can hear the whispers of their anguish even in my little bed. There is no rest; there is only waiting. Waiting...
    Sociopathforabetterfuture Sociopathforabetterfuture 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 25, 2013

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    How To Negotiate A Raise - If you haven’t already read my article, “The Art of Negotiation – And Why You Should Learn It”, find it and read it because it outlines some...
    fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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    Throw Away Your Checklists... - A good friend called me and complained that the dinner guest who she invited for dinner one night didn't bring anything such as flowers or even...
    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2012

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    Perception Is Deception - I hate that perception is always an option based on how we feel or think about things.  I hate that I'm stuck in limbo. I can't make up my mind what...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 4, 2010

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    Funny how people perceive things isn't. Like they have a one track track mind and everything they perceive as normal is the way it should be. Till a person like myself comes...
    Maurelle Maurelle 22-25 5 days ago

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    Opinions Are Meant To Be Changed. - We all make mistakes and hopefully we all learn something from them, because when we dont then we fail to grow as a person. Two people can have...
    DiesSomnium DiesSomnium 31-35 10 Responses Oct 11, 2011

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    Fear & Guilt - Fear and Guilt I have discovered that there are two things which derail people from achieving their purpose. Those two things are fear and guilt. ...
    Reproof Reproof 51-55, F 6 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    Good, Bad, Nothing - Everybody has a different perception on life. The way we perceive things isn't always right. It's hard to tell sometimes. But other people will disagree. One...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2008

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    A Scientist'S Perception Of The Sciences - Rupert Sheldrake has a very interesting view of the scientific grip on what it is a perceived constant. The dogma falls away under closer...
    Caliper Caliper 56-60, M Mar 26, 2013

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    Bullseye!!!... - It is never what you think it is which is making you angry. If that were true, you have many things to be angry about, this anger excuse is just an obvious target...
    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F Jan 11, 2013

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    Good Or Bad?... - "Nothing is either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." ...Shakespeare
    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F Jan 11, 2013

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    Solipsism Is Our Own Perceptions The Eerie Architectural Structures Forlorn - Solipsism Is Our Own Perceptions ... To this ... The Eerie Architectural Structures we see in Forlorn...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M Jul 24, 2013

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    This Is Who I Am - My perception on life, love, frienships, grief is everything, its what I truly bellieve its whom I am. I get so frustrated if people's perception on a issue...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 9, 2012

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