When you look at the picture, what do you see?
Am I smiling, sad, or just wearing a pleasant expression that tells the world a summary of what I want to portray? And how do you know what’s reality; is it just all for display? If you had to summarize me, what would you say?
How can our perception of things be so very wrong?
Sometimes it’s like judging a book by it’s cover as we so often quote. Other times, it’s like the famous idiom, seeing your glass half empty instead of half full, a wise person wrote. Like after reading this, what will be your perception of this anecdote?
See here is the thing, how we see others and a given situation can depend on our own state of mind. What is truly reality can get tangled up and unfortunately intertwined and combined with our own experiences. You may be thinking….so what! But before you brush it all off as no big deal, think about how this affects the people who could have been in your life but you dismissed them as not “for real”; the reason why the world has become so cold and some of us can no longer feel…that empathy for one another.
Man, perception is a mutha!
Oh, and by the way, in that pic……I was smiling, it was a good day!
So next time you think negatively of your sister or brother, have a bit more compassion and don’t let negative perception prevent a relationship from going further.