I'm sure you have been in the situation where you found yourself misunderstood. We like to say that what we communicate leaves our system with the intent that our message carries 100% of our intent outwards in order to be 100% understood by another person. This would be the ideal scenario but that's rarely the case, at least not in my world.
What we communicate and what is perceived are two different pairs of shoes. Often a fair amount of meaning is lost in communication.
Why do we perceive things differently?
To an extent, science seems to be a political game of convincing others.
Dolphins communicate at a much higher frequency, sending messages back and forth which the human is incapable of understanding. Even if birds are twittering, we are not able to encode what they are saying. I wouldn't say that what they are saying is not real.
The spectrum of scientific measurement devices reaches from clocks, thermometers, scales to what not, all aiming at proving the facts. However, the scientist of the 17th century had different capabilities as he would in today's computational times. Bear in mind that there will be new devices which will enable us to get closer to explaining our world.
If a computer that should connect a bunch of facts into meaning, I'm not sure he can do that in the same fashion a human could do.
But since each one of us can have a different judgement of facts we come up with our own ‘version’ of such reality.
This highlights the necessity for one to be in charge of their perception of reality.
Because if we don’t, there are plenty of folks whose sole purpose in life is to craft that perception for us.
What you believe to be real is only as true as your worldly experience and it doesn’t go any further than that.
You create a universe by perceiving it, so everything in the universe you perceive is specific to you.
In my world, I settle for the fact that all what's left is our perception which begins with us and ends with us.
We're the centre of our own universe.
How do you understand reality?
Is there a difference between scientific reality and one's personal reality?
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