Are you seeing the whole picture?
As humans we think we see everything that’s in front of us, but do you really?
We are inevitably shaped by our experiences, emotions and preferences, and all of these contribute to how we see and interact with the world around us. We approach problems in the same way we have in the past; we miss that tad of information that person was trying to draw our attention to; and we add meaning to life events that tend to haunt us for a long time, and project themselves onto subsequent decisions. Eventually (hopefully) we realise we’ve made a wrong turn somewhere along the road, but with the twists and bends it’s difficult to determine exactly where.
It usually comes back to how we perceived a situation at the time. Often there are multiple options, but we go with what is easiest for us to see. In the following illusions there are two images in each. One will likely stand out to you immediately; try to see what the other option is. In doing so you are working your mind to see through your default perception. That ‘squinty’ look you get on your face; try to remember that the next time you’re faced with a situation where someone is telling you something that you’re adamant isn’t there.
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