24 Jul '14, 12pm

Reality Vs. Perception

Reality Vs. Perception

You’ve heard the saying, haven’t you? The one that says “perception is reality.” I always thought that was a phrase people used when they wanted someone else to change, or when they wanted an excuse not to take responsibility for their feelings. It was always used in a way that pushed the blame on to someone else and I struggled to see how reality couldn’t simply be enough. It’s not enough. Not online, anyway. Think about the way we assume we know the whole story when a group we know only through our online interactions gets together in real life. Maybe it’s at a conference or a retreat or {insert reason here}. We know that we aren’t there, and they are. We see their photos and hashtags and we start to fill in the blanks. We assume the “why” and the “how” and what they must be doing/feeling/saying based on small pieces of truth and reality and the fact is? What we perceive...

Full article: http://crystalstine.me/reality-vs-perception/

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