Two different perceptions

It’s fascinating but sad sometimes, how two people can be brought up identically by the same parents, but they will go on to view the world in completely different ways.

An object will always be the same, but each person’s view of that object will be different, as will their interpretation. It’s sad because the way we view people often determines the way we behave with them, which is why brothers or sisters will never see the world and their parents in the same way. And how we perceive a problem is usually the key to how we solve it.

The way we perceive ourselves will also determine how effectively we deal with our issues, our lives and career choices. Perceptions form the basis of our attitudes, judgments, decisions and emotions. But perceptions should always 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 eliminate failure altogether, but we can change the way we look at failure, so that we can go on to make certain 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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