"You are probably an Idiot and its true"
by, 08-21-2012 at 10:18 PM (78 Views)
[QUOTE=Boolean11;2834679][B][I]Perception: hardest task ever[/I][/B]
When ever people have arguments, I've noticed that they are quick to label the other person as an idiot in any heated/passionate argument. Especially if the the people in question have spent such a longtime developing their perspectives. Its as if they forget that the world in their heads can be very different, thus data being used to draw the conclusions is not too. At that point most people pull out their retard card, which is quite infectious it ruins the whole argument and in most cases infects the other party too; pulling out is a skill that is easier said than done for most. The concept that the world in our heads, "perception", is something people can't seem to separate from reasoning.
Reasoning is a lot easier than perception and people don't realize this fact most of the time. Reasoning is merely sorting out whatever data the psyche may be given, thus creating a logical conclusion is simple. Think of the time where our ancestors believed that the earth was flat and I'm sure sure most of you can agree that the "reasoning" was right. The data that drove their conclusion was inline with the "logic" they perceived. There was nothing idiotic about their worldview, they were merely working with the data given to them. Their reasoning was logical, but the perception was something else.
Perception is difficult and most people forget to realize this even if they had considered it before. It is merely a personal perspective that is very difficult to use if the quest is looking for the ultimate truth. It is not consistently reliable hence room for doubt always makes sense, if you realize that fallibility is always around the corner. [I]I find it very difficult to describe, my own perception of perception is a bit of a mind bender to my mind at this moment of writing this. Strange. [/I]
In disagreements most people are quick to insult the "reasoning" brought forward and they follow on with the mistake of merely stating their on reasons. Instead, forgetting that perception is what is at the heart of disagreements. The other person has arrived at a different conclusion merely because the perception they've got is different to yours. Usually people are inclined to make the "mistake" (listing merely their reasons) because most of the time it usually works since the other person could easily adjust their perception and see so.
Younger people are affected with this issue even more since they've generally got high confidence in their perceiving abilities. Whereas older people are generally talk this the difficult way in life when they realize that regardless of their confidence in a given assertion; they have no guarantee that the position they hold is ultimately right. So gradually they learn to live room doubt thus generally inserting a bit more effort into their next knowledge endeavor. This is merely stating the simple likely fact that as we grown older, from the time we were kids, we've generally learnt to put a lot more effort into our perception since life experience has shown us our various errors of judgement we've made.
Why do people forget to acknowledge that perception is difficult?
Most of you are guilty of not acknowledging this, especially the teen and twenties crowd, well we happen to be the majority of the people here for some odd reason. The high confidence in perception strikes me, which is why there are so many idiotic arguments here. High confidence in perception = close mindedness, since a person finds it very difficult to see errors.[/QUOTE]