Point To Ponder 22: The Dress and Perception
Release Date: 02/27/2015
Two things drove the Internet yesterday...llamas and a dress. Not since Monika Lewinski have we talked so much about a blue dress...or was it a white dress?
The evidence is in and the fact is everyone is right, until all the information has been presented.
I got to thinking why so many people see this dress differently. I clearly saw it as the correct color and then I realized; we all have filters.
Filters determine everything we see. Filters alos come from many places:
- Our experiences
- Our perceptions
- Our education
- Our upbringing
- Our soci-economic place
- Our bias'
Before we make decisions based just on our own experiences, think how awesome it would be to make decisions based on all the information available.
Empathy then has a chance to take hold and real change can happen.
The dress is definitely two colors although there is a huge argument over which two colors it is. The reason is the filters...remove the filters and we all see things the same.