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Distortion

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04-03-13 004a

Most of the time we think we’re seeing things exactly as they are, or we may think we are not seeing things exactly as they are, but both assumptions are quite likely incorrect. It is true, when we  look and things and try to see them dispassionately and accurately, we are seeing them exactly as they are to us. What we tend to forget is that everyone sees things just a little bit differently. What is pleasing to one person is anathema to another and vice versa. We could be denying what really is if we don’t want to see it for some reason, even though the consensus of the group we identify with shows us what most of our society believes. A consensus about perceptions, morals,  scientific ‘facts,’ and behaviors is what binds a society together. An action or belief held by one societal group is often perceived by another to be impossible to understand, offensive, and wrong. With tolerance of other societies’ ‘distortions’ we can forge a whole planet community where we could live without disagreements leading to war and atrocities. Then the trials and tribulations we need to deal with would be natural disasters, troubles that do not have to do with humans and their opinions. With acceptance of what we define as distorted world views we could focus on the health and well-being of the planet and the inhabitants on the planet. Is proving you are right more important than life?

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Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

2 thoughts on “Distortion

  1. no!, of course not, life is more important, many time in life is necessary to just go with the flow, because of someone or something is more important at that time.

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