What we Misperceive through our eyes, is not always restricted to our eyes. You must have seen many optical illusions in your life that represent different perceptions for different people. Nobody is sure for their reality. They change their perception even for the same person. Strange! But it is true. If you have no idea of illusions, then click the link below to learn more about illusions.
Today my focus is not on illusions rather the secret behind those illusions. First consider the following examples:
- Have you ever read a word according to your own mental picture- rice for price, money for enemy, sex for best and many others.
- People comment on the same product that vary a lot. For some it is amazing and for others it is disgusting.
- For one color, different people have different opinions. Some adore a color and some hate the same!
Thus we can conclude that we have different perceptions of the same phenomena at the same time. Even we change our perception with respect to a little change in time, our experience or age. One idea is brilliant for one person, and the same idea is shit for the other one. One article is worth reading for one, and the same article is rubbish for the other one. One man is the real leader for one party and the same man is a big joke for the other one. We have thousand examples to quote in this regard.
In spite of all that, we cannot say that a man is a women, a killer is a good man, a rapist is at right cause, a child is not innocent, a robbery is appreciable and all other examples alike.
There must be some limit in perceiving a thing in our own way. We can say that we love someone because of his smartness and others can say that they love the same person for his intellect but we cannot say that we love someone because of his cruelty.
In the moral world, things are more complicated and more illusions exist than any other field of life. One moral quote is perceived differently among different people. Usually people act upon moral education as per their own perceptual understanding of that moral thought. They use the context they think is suitable for that quote. They verify the quote in their own brain and act on that according to their own standard.
For example: honestly is the best policy. Now see how people apply this quote in their lives differently while thinking that they are following the message in the same way others are using.
- A person pays the right amount to his workers and makes sure that there should not be any penny up or down.
- Second person thinks he should not get a leave while making any fake excuse.
- Third person thinks he should not take advantage of his company rules.
- Fourth thinks, he should be honest in front of his wife and should not hid his feelings at any cost.
- Fifth one thinks he should not earn a huge profit from the things he is selling- normal profit is OK.
- Sixth one thinks one should not advertise wrong traits of his products to market them at large level.
- Another one thinks one should not tell a lie to his family about his income.
There are countless examples to quote. The crux is that when we start perceiving some information, we interpret it in our own brain, in our own unique way, and apply in our particular circumstance. We definitely perceive very uniquely and claim that we are perceiving something like others. Whereas our perception is very unique by all means. The same concept, the other person is applying in some other field of life and claiming that the concept is his favorite one.
Therefore, belonging to the same religion, we behave differently, react differently, adapt differently to different circumstances, and feel differently on similar occasions. We think we are following the same education and moral values, but our perception is different. The way we adopt the teachings, is very much contrasting to others.