Saturday, June 12, 2010

A New Perspective

So the idea of perception has been repeating itself in my brain for weeks now. My excuse for everyone now is "well that's your perspective." Which results in me thinking that nothing is really real. Too deep, eh? Well then that means this blog may only make sense to me and that is ok because I am writing this for me more than anyone else.

So every person is born into a different world of perspective, no one has the exact same perception of the world we all live in. I have blended perceptions from my parents and the world I grew up in. Some people don't see that getting a college degree is a necessity of life but through my teenage years I gained the perspective that if I don't get a college degree then I don't get a good job. This isn't always true. Plenty of people get "good jobs' without a degree. What is the definition of a good job though, thats a different perspective as well. Its a never ending cycle with this theme.

However, are these perceptions that we have in our minds, created by our own minds or someone else's? Because I was raised by two liberal parents, would I still see race, sexuality, and religion the same way I do now? Most likely not. So this perception I have is a vulnerable idea that many people have more power over than they know. Our perceptions are always changing with every experience.

Maybe I have this idea of perception all wrong but if everyone sees something different so what is the truth to everything if we all have a different perception? Is there a truth except that we all have a different perception of how everything should be?

1 comment:

  1. Thought you'd appreciate this from Nietzsche:

    "Physicists believe in a "true world" in their own fashion: a firm systematization of atoms in necessary motion, the same for all beings--so for them the "apparent world" is reduced to the side of universal and universally necessary being which is accessible to every being in its own way (accessible and also adapted--made subjective). But they are in error. The atom they posit is inferred according to the logic of the perspectivism of consciousness--and is therefore itself a subjective fiction. This world picture that they sketch differs in no essential way from the subjective world picture: it is only construed with more extended senses, but with OUR senses nonetheless.-- AND in any case they left something out of the constellation without knowing it: precisely this necessary perspectivism by virtue of which ever center of force--and not only human beings--construes all the rest of the world from its own viewpoint, i.e., measures, feels, forms, according to its own force-- They forgot to include this perspective-setting force in "true being"--in school language: the subject.