PERCEPTION: THE PROCESS
We have opinions and thoughts for everything, and some of them are absolutely different from other people. Every one of us has our own internal perception of the world in which we operate in everyday life. This is gathered by our five senses witch then creates filters which are different for each of us. The filters are our beliefs and values, and they literally rule our lives. We turn to them for everything. The formed filters are integrated in us and from there they operate in ordered categories. Every category /filter/ is divided into smaller categories and all of them, as you have read, are programmed from your past. Some of those categories include work /career, activity, attitude/, hobbies /listening to music, kind of music, favourite song/ and hundreds of other categories . For each of them we have a conscious point of view – opinion, and the way we got to this opinion is the result of our past thoughts and experience through associations. That opinion can be positive, neutral or negative. Those categories are our internal reality directed towards our external reality. That is to say, we take our thoughts for truth, for granted and it is hard, in some cases even impossible, for someone to convince us that truth is different. There are a lot of examples but maybe the most famous is about how many people in the past were thinking that the Earth is flat, but as we know this is not the truth.