Reality and Perception

In order to survive, we cling to all we know & understand,
And we label it reality.
But, knowledge & understanding are ambiguous,
That reality could be an illusion.
All humans live with the wrong assumptions.
Isn’t that another way of looking at it..??
(~Uciha Itachi)


You see, since I was a kid, I’m always refining my understanding, and re-adjusting my actions. I understand the world based on what I observe, experience, or read, and take action accordingly. Taking action gives me more data to refine my understanding of reality. And the cycle continues.

Because, “reality” is the thing we seek to improve our lives, right? As far as I’ve concerned, as humans, what we know, understand, or what we believe in, are what we think is real, that we defined it as “reality”.

But, the problems are most likely to start, when I see what I understand is wrong. There are times when my observation lead me to form wrong conclusions about the nature of my environment and my life. It’s like, that, I think I’m living out one story, but the truth turns out to be something else entirely.

Then, everything on “my reality” just seems cruel to me. It felt like my expectations, are betrayed by the numbers of what happened. The “right thing” (as I knew) just doesn’t matter anymore. The “fair thing” (as I knew) doesn’t matter anymore. And worst part, I lost the sense which one is true or wrong, because both have strong logic “argument”.

Maybe, that reality, that which I believe is right once, is truly an illusion. It’s not real, it’s just in my head, and it’s simply that which I cling to, in order to survive. Or, in simple word, it’s just my wrong perception.

Then it made me realize, I think, I just have to letting it go of “what was” and “what should have been,” and focusing my energy on “what is” and “what could be possible”, to the positive realities unfolding in front of me.

Now, I got the perception (“new” reality) that “What will make me happy?” and “What will make me successful?” are maybe completely two different questions. I don’t know, let the time answer that…

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