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 perception of the world in completely different ways.

What is perception?

Perception is the view of a person and how that person sees the world or a given situation. People perceive things differently. 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. Regardless of how we view people or the world, I believe we still need to be positive, because unless we are positive, there will be times where we get into arguments and those arguments will cause fall outs.

How we perceive a problem of course, is usually the key to how we will go on to solve a problem. The way we perceive ourselves, determines how effectively we deal with our problems, our lives and career choices. Perceptions also form the basis of our attitude, judgments, decisions and emotions, as we constantly react to on-going situations.

Perception should empower us so that we can live in harmony instead of turning against each other, because we don’t or can’t agree. For that to happen we need to be aware of our perceptions as well as other people’s, without feeling the need to react to what’s being said at that time.

Of course, there will be times when things go wrong, when perceptions cloud our vision and we make decisions that don’t work out for us. The idea then, is that we go on to change our perception of our failures as well.

Time to change

We cannot always eliminate failure, that’s life, but I believe we can change the way we perceive our failings, 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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