My girlfriend once told me a story regarding perception. It was to show us that we see isn’t always what it seems.

I once heard the saying, “Trust nothing you see and only half of what you hear.”

The way we perceive the world is how we live our lives. We think one way because that’s the way it appears to us. But, we have to realize that, with just our own minds, we can change the way we look at things.

Have you ever seen a movie that just completely blew your mind? You walked away a changed person, because you were now aware of what else was going on and how others saw it.

I remember being in a college class, and the teacher was asking us simple questions. The questions he was asking completely changed my life… forever.

For the next three days, I didn’t know what to do with myself. The world was now different for me.

Another example is Facebook. If you want to see mis-perception at its best, go to Facebook.

I’ve read numerous articles about how Facebook is causing a lot of people to be depressed. Most people post great pictures on Facebook. Everyone is all smiles, and it’s saying, “Look at me and my awesome life.”

Then you think about your life, and you start to compare your life to theirs and it leads to a downwards spiral of self-hatred and depression.

But, that’s only how we perceive it to be. We can’t compare our lives to anyone else, because like our finger prints, everyone’s life is different. What they are doing is great, good for them! But, get back to focusing on your life. If you feel they have a better life, use that as a drive to start changing yours.

You do not have to ever be content with your life.

If you want to change it, change it. See the world differently! Live life differently.

But again, it’s all in how you choose to see your life. Be thankful for what you have and realize that someone else’s life (that seems all great), might not actually be all that great.

We are a species that continually changes our minds and ideas every single day. Depending on what information we learn that day, our minds will change.

So the next time something in your life happens and you think it’s absolutely horrible, think of it in another perceptive. Try seeing it in a different life, and you might actually find yourself being a lot happier.


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