Thank you VERY MUCH Virily for the cash I received. Selective perception is a human tendency to see the world how we would like it to be rather than how it actually is. A deep thinker delays judgment and is not easily influenced by prejudices, stereotypes, preconceived notions and isolated experiences.
A human shortcoming or failure, is that of not thinking things through first, let’s just say, for argument sake, that our failures can be left at the mouth of a cave-dwelling, several billions of years ago, to when deep or slothful thinking by one of our forbears could very really turn him into a meal for a gigantic saber tooth tiger. Hence the birth of “Fight or Flight” the latter action being exclusively reserved more docile prey like mice, minnows, and marrows.
Imagine recovering your sight after twenty years of being comatose. Like this patient was experiencing, when he first opened his eyes after being in a coma for 20 years, he remarked: “When I could see again, objects seemed to be hurling themselves at me. One of the things everyday people know from a habit is what not to look at. Things that don’t matter, or that confuse, are simply shut out of their minds. I had forgotten this, and tried to see everything at once; consequently, I saw almost nothing.”
I guess, that by reacting on perceptions and not thinking things through, we are in many ways like the man recovering from a twenty-year-long coma, our perceptions at first are completely distorted. However, if time is allowed to pass and with sufficient input from various sources, our vision is once again remarkably restored.
Do you tend to react on perceptions?