Two different perceptions

It fascinates me how two people can be brought up identically, with the same parentage, but they will both go on to view the world and their perceptions in completely different ways.

Perception is the view of a person and how that person sees the world or a given situation. An object will always be the same, but people’s view of that object will always look different, as will their interpretation.

The way we view people determines the way we will behave with them, which is why brothers or sisters will never see the world and their parentage in the same way. And how we perceive a problem, is usually the key to how we solve a problem.

How we perceive ourselves, determines how effectively we deal with problems, our lives and career choices. Perceptions form the basis of our attitudes, judgments, decisions and emotions as we react to situations.

Perceptions should empower us so that we can live in harmony not turn against each other, because we can’t agree. We mustn’t react all the time. Of course, there will be times when things go wrong, when our perceptions cloud our vision and we make decisions that don’t work out.

That’s okay because we cannot always eliminate failure, but we can change the way we look at failure, so that we can go on to make changes successfully.


7 Jul, 2011

6 thoughts on “Two different perceptions

  1. Good post. I agree with you, especially about siblings having different perceptions. My sister and I agree on most things but there is also a lot we disagree on.

    1. Yes of course. The only problem Lisa is if those disagreements begin to interfere with the relationship. In many circumstances they do. Thanks for posting.

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