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Point To Ponder 22: The Dress and Perception

The Police Podcast

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.