Essay: Perspective

Perspective ?

Here’s Mine (At the moment…)

The reason, I believe, that we call it ‘perspective‘ is because it can literally change as you learn & grow or simply as time passes. When you ‘look at it again’ ie: per-spective you remember different thoughts, feelings and perhaps even communicate the story differently to others. (A good example is re-reading a book that you read years ago. You remember some, perhaps to a T; yet you also gain new insights and continue to re-filter it with your ‘new self’.

As a society, we have these systems built up to ‘find the truth’ of say, what really happened ‘that night’… or people expect you to remember when they’re telling about an evening out together, but only some of the ‘facts’ are the same.. Well that’s simply different minds experiencing from their own unique perspective and time can be an abyss.

We have so many ‘other’ things that can affect us that lead to our biases (upbringing, intelligence level at any given time of the day/week/month, electromagnetic waves, memories, interpretations, blood-sugar, mid-life crises, sleep deprivation, others’ lies or misrepresentation of the ‘facts, etc.) but we’re told that’s not how it happened or we’re sworn to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

The Truth:

Wait, Aren’t there 3 sides to every story: Yours, Mine and ‘The Truth‘…

There are probably more, but who’s counting ?

Games People Play:

Some of us played a game in grade school where the teacher had a few people leave the class then he/she tells a story and asks 1 person tell another person who didn’t hear the original story and it changed a little bit ? Then that 2nd person tells a 3rd and next thing you know, poof: A different story for the most part.

Perhaps you were part of a ‘rumor’ – either end of it… the one talking about and spreading, or the one being talked about. If you listened while you spread them then you know what I’m saying. If you were the one it was about then when you heard the rumor it was probably way off the mark and perhaps only partially true, if at all. You’ve got to love seeds eh ? Now how did ‘that’ grow from ‘that’ ?

Affections:

Which brings me to a few others affect-ions (Things that affect us):

“Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus studies memories. More precisely, she studies false memories, when people either remember things that didn’t happen or remember them differently from the way they really were. It’s more common than you might think, and Loftus shares some startling stories and statistics, and raises some important ethical questions we should all remember to consider.”

This is an excellent talk and, I must say, she’s cool for bringing it up, especially at TED (They’ve been known to censor a couple people for whatever reason)

Realignment:

There’s also this whole Mercury retrograde, planets, astrology conundrum. Well who really knows right ? I’m sure we all know someone who believes in this sort of thing. I may even be one of them. We do seem to acknowledge that the solar flares affect us and everything else… or not.

Err on Side of Caution:

There’s a long-held belief that it’s best to avoid making set plans during the Mercury Retrograde. This means holding off on signing contracts, and forming partnerships and alliances. What gets put in writing at this time may turn out to need serious revising after Mercury goes direct. But since tying up loose ends is the domain of retrograde, this type of finalization might fly.” (Borrowed from About.com)

About.com – Mercury Retrograde

Animal Magnetism:

We can’t forget to mention magnetism. Just ask Michael Persinger featuring Morgan Freeman: (This whole planetary system is magnetized right ?)

Off With My Head:

I find people are a little ‘off’ with me sometimes because I can’t remember the details of some story. Sometimes it’s because their version is theirs and mine is mine so until I hear a little more of their version, I’m a little bit lost. Then all of a sudden, enough details come out and I magically remember, albeit from my own perspective.

Other times I don’t remember a lot of ‘the story’ like when they say, “You said this or that, or don’t you remember saying this… ?”, then I’m like, “Well, no.. It’s all small details and I, personally, like to create new stuff and keep moving forward”. I assimilate it, grow, and move on.

My mind is a parallel processor and our form of communication is funny mouth noises: A serial port. So this is exactly why I say: “Details: They’re cool, but don’t get too wrapped up in em”.

Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds:

In closing, I would like to suggest that you put some headphones on and simply listen to your inner self during this Electro-Cerebral Activation piece of music written by Isolated Ground Receptacle: Archeology – A New Beginning

Oh yeah, and Don’t forget to have fun either way !

Thanks for your time,

Michael

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