We always seek evidence on knowing something the way we want it to be rather than the way it is.
We see things as we want them to be, which is a reflection
of who we are
Our version of the truth or a situation/scenario is typically based on our personal perspective, our view of life based on our past – on what we know – then we go out and find and collect evidence to support our view, our opinion, our notion. Not typically considering how something actually is.
There’s always three sides to a story/a view:
- Your side/opinion
- The other person’s side/opinion
- The truth
In matters of interpreting things, we are subconsciously trying to rationalize things rather than being rational. This is on account of our inherent bias towards what the outcome should be or our belief system or an inability to reason things properly.
Consider how you can alter your mindset. How you can change the way you see and show up on the world?
PS: In a tiny bit of irony; the book I’m currently reading (Critical Vulnerability), it talks about precisely this