Joseph Conrad once said,
“We live as we dream — alone”
There are many instances where I have sat in a room full of people and wondered how I can never truly understand what it’s like for another person to experience a situation.
So many factors come into play when considering how we perceive the world, and no one can truly understand how you see it.
How we absorb experiences is different and they’re altered when we tell it in a story. The way things actually are is different for everyone and are filtered after it passes through our lens.
Considering the fact that we have 5 senses, what makes us different start with our mindset and the background that we come from helps us comprehend experiences.
Your background molds our perception
I wonder about all the things and ideas I perceive to be beautiful and intrinsic, but in another pair of eyes are not. There are many human characteristics that do not necessarily deem ideal in our social standards but is candid beauty.
How we came into this world depends on our family and the environment that we grew up in. This is only a fraction of what we use to understand and navigate the world.
We use previously collected information to move forward in the world, and each of us has immensely detailed descriptions of how to process and proceed with each situation. Although, some of it is subconscious and upfront we don’t immediately know the reason for our actions.
Therefore, each of our unique experiences is molded by the way we react depending on previous events.
It’s like living in a dream. Only the dreamer can fully comprehend their own dream.
That is what makes each of us unique. No one can fully replicate who we are or what we do, and it’s beautiful.