Perceptions are funny.
Let me rephrase that, people are funny.
We live in a world where people jump to conclusions like they wrote the story and judge ever so freely without any real knowledge on the subject. Just assumptions. So, what we perceive, we believe, right? I mean.. I’m a firm believer in believing. Believe me. But I know it’s trickier than that. Perceptions are based off an idea. Note the difference between that and an observation; an observation is made through senses. Don’t get the two confused. Point is there’s more than what meets the eye, almost always. The problem is some of us choose ignorance, let things like fear take over, or think that we are way bigger than what we actually are. Why. Why do we allow perceptions to lead to judgment? Why judge based off assumptions, some of which we haven’t even made for ourselves? Why must we react with hate towards the unknown? Giving no chance of redemption against silent words. Why do we choose to burn the world we were loaned and take everyone down with us? Why do we choose to hide and follow negativity? Is it because of guilt? Because of boredom? Narcissism? Maybe it’s because we’re scared of being judged ourselves, or shunned if we choose against the majority. Or because we were raised on ignorance, so it must be acceptable, right? Just like we were taught as children that milk will make our bones strong and help us grow. Wrong. Lets get things straight, you have the right to your own opinion, but are you choosing to believe for the better good, or evil?
" Your perception of me is a reflection of you; my reaction to you is an awareness of me "
Remember.. Your perception doesn’t make something really real. At the end of it all, your fact will always be someone else’s fiction. Your right is someone else’s wrong. Your yes is their no. Your truth, their lie. Judgment mirrors insecurity, vanity, and confusion. It's hard not to fall into temptation, living in this world we’ve created.. a monster, it seems. But I promise that the moment you let go of any negative thoughts you might be harboring before you lash out, you will feel incredibly free and so much more at peace. With others, yes, but most importantly.. with yourself. You will notice those thoughts will come and go and start to sparsely appear less and less as time passes. Hate is not and will not ever be the answer. Don’t let this twisted world’s perceptions become your dark reality. Rise above and choose to see the good before letting the bad take over. I promise you, there is an abundance of beauty and light beyond the unknown.
" People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for "
- To Kill A Mockingbird
" More the knowledge, lesser the ego. Lesser the knowledge, more the ego "
- Albert Einstein