Is there such thing as literal fact? Or do we see everything with a distorted view?
Law enforcement says that you can ask any six witnesses to a crime what happened and they’ll have six different observations. Why is that?
We view the world through the filters we have built up over our own time and experience.
And we view EVERYTHING that way. It’s just the way humans are built.
But we don’t necessarily realize it. We think our view is the way things are. That it’s literal fact. Objective truth.
But it isn’t. It’s just the way we see it. It’s always a distorted view. Reality is not objective. Perception is reality. Consider:
Depending on our point of view….The world can be threatening or welcoming.
Someone is wearing a sweatshirt.…or could it be a hoodie?
Another person can intend to hurt you or be simply awkward.
People can slight you or be having a bad day.
You can fear the dark or get some sleep.
There IS no objective truth. Only what we see through our own filters. Even Paul the Apostle said that we do not see things clearly, but only “through a glass, darkly.”
Filters. That’s what he was talking about.
And filters distort our view.
So the next time we’re convinced that what we see is literally true, we might want to consider that our reality is only that: OUR reality. The same person seeing the same thing or even going through the same thing will see it differently.
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