Do you ever think that sometimes as humans we tend to be too often irrational? Is it just you or is there some mystery that needs to be unfolded to understand how the human brain has been designed?“Whilst part of what we perceive comes through our senses from the object before us, another part (and it may be the larger part) always comes out of our own mind”- William James
“Man is a credulous animal and must believe something. In the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.”- Bertrand Russell
Are you aware that our brains natural programming is to take on short cuts? Our entire world view fits our automated perceptions and whilst these work quite efficiently, there are many times , most of which we are completely unaware of, when it is possible to misperceive reality and we are bound to think and act irrationally.
Why can this happen my dear brilliant friends?
I can name a few "excuses", albeit these have all held some ground based on empirical research; for instance:
- Time or the lack of it, its just that sometimes we don't really have enough time to think things through
- Level of complexity, since we can only retain a small number of ideas in our at any one time in our brain, so we cut through the chase and skip some of the data, that may however be pertinent and relevant in arriving at the right conclusion and appropriate action
- Pleasure in reality distortion; whilst few will admit there are "real" people who often distort their thoughts and ideas about reality to make themselves more comfortable and happy. We could give a thousand and one reasons why a person would do this but it will not change a damn thing, it is still being done.
Mainly these three (3) are only a few examples of reasons why human interaction and relationships are complicated, muddled and frustrating.
And just for the heck of it and because I like to, why don't you try a few tests for the fun part, and have some visual exercises to check out whether you have constraints in developing a more realistic conception and perception; and if you do, then you are able to flex and shift your perception? The ability to shift helps us to better understand ourselves and others, in the process.
I will post a series of Figures and Specific Questions below it. Feel free to write on my Comment Box and I will reply to the accuracy of your answer. After all, I have the answer Guide. Have fun!
|Do you see the young lady's mother?|
|Do you see something in this picture?|
If you do see something, try to see "nothing.
|Can you see the Old Man? Young Man?|
Can you see them both?
|Do you see anything? |
What animals do you see?
|What do you see?|
|Can you see the face among the beans?|
|Do you see how they were when|
they were younger?
|How many animals? |
What are they?
|How many faces do you see?|