The Poetry of Perception

You may find that person in life that is an exact replica to you, your alternate thumb print so to speak.  But the truth is, we are all individuals and as such our perceptions vary.

I know what I see when I look at that plain wall, in the mirror, at 'him', etc.  But what others see is not always the same.  As a matter of fact it's rare to find someone that sees the same thing I do frequently and nearly impossible if not completely impossible to locate someone who sees the same thing I do every time.  It makes no difference how simple.  What I see as simple you might perceive as complex. 

It's all in perception ... much like the saying, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."  And THAT is what makes the world go round ... in my perception.

AbbyNormal AbbyNormal
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2 Responses Aug 29, 2007

I have been saying something similar to this for a long time now. All of life is influenced by perspective and perception. If you are able to shift your perspective you will see things in a different way, not only physically but also mentally. If something seems complex to you, try to shift perspective. Shifting to a more logical point of view, or modifying your logic to another view, may change perspective.<br />
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I think that if we can manage to shift perspective as needed our lives can become much more simple, and thus much less stressful. But as I said before, it's all about perspective, and your's will almost certainly different.

Interesting investigation on our senses was just on the television. Stated that even our recognition of color varies from one person to the other.