Perception is almost entirely a matter of projection.

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Henry Daniel 2
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Re: Perception is almost entirely a matter of projection.

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This is totally true. During election you would often wonder why people do not like your candidate and aren’t they seeing that the candidate they want is not capable to hold an office.
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You are actually very right, perception is a product of what we grow up with, for example, lets use religion, those born in a place where is.am is the normal way of life will see other religions as a waste of time, and those born in a Christian home see others as a waste of time,
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Lately I've been realizing how much we project our own stuff onto situations. We see someone grumpy and think they're mad at us, when maybe they just had a bad day. Maybe true perception is less about what we see and more about understanding where it's coming from – both in ourselves and others.
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We are like mirrors, reflecting our inner worlds onto the world around us. What we see in others is often a reflection of our own beliefs and biases. Even when we think we are seeing things as they truly are, we are actually seeing them through the lens of our own perceptions. This idea is often called the "projection bias" in psychology. It has important implications for how we interact with others and understand the world around us.
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I feel that how we see things is mostly based on what we project onto them. It's like we're looking at the world through our own personal lens, shaped by our thoughts, experiences, and feelings.
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I strongly agree with this statement. We see the world through the unique filter of our own experiences, biases, and emotions, which colors our understanding of the world around us. Whether it's arrogance, insecurity, happiness, or misery, our perceptions are often shaped by our inner experiences. Recognizing this reality reminds us of the importance of self-awareness and empathy in our interactions.
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