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  •  and, to add to your post - it is often hard for (12+ / 0-)

    many not to see that others perceive differently - all are valid perceptions from the one who has them.

    understanding our different views of the world around us doesn't diminish us - it enhances us - allows us to "see" through multiple windows.

    striving to understand what someone with a different view "sees" allows us to build a more complete picture of the world we inhabit.

    i, too, live a different reality.  one where animals "speak" clearly to me - one where many people consider me "weird" - for me, it is normal as this has been my entire life. as the diaper clad toddler who walked around carrying handfuls of honey bees that never stung those pudgy little fingers, i never understood why adults ran from me when i opened my hand and excitedly proclaimed "LOOK!" (while releasing handfuls of bees in their faces).  

    each of us has a different reality - all realities and experiences will add to all of us if we just open our eyes and look through another!

    EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

    by edrie on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 01:06:24 PM PST

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    •  Humans are a fascinating lot! (8+ / 0-)

      I also think we need to exercise our own boundaries as far being influenced by other people's perceptions.  Something my mother told me was that she didn't like to listen to other people's opinions about someone she hadn't yet met.  She prefers to have absolute freedom from prejudice about another's character.

      I know next to nothing about anyone on Dkos.  It's almost all opinions and writing style.  Heck, I don't even know the sex of many posters.

      Thank you both for sharing your stories of unique perception.

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