“perceptual information is shaped by natural selection to reflect utility, not to depict reality.” (source)
Donald H. Hoffman, professor of cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine, suggests that not only do we all perceive reality differently, but that it’s natural and necessary that we do so.
A perspective of the world that keeps us alive is more important than one that is objectively accurate.
It’s been said that our minds build our worlds.
So, each of us has a world of our own making that we live in.
Our worlds are a story we tell ourselves every moment, based on our senses and our lived experiences.
How you see the world will likely be similar to how I see the world, and yet, different in some pretty critical ways.
I once turned a man down on OK Cupid, and he said, “But we have a 98% match. That means something.” I replied that humans share 98.8% of our DNA with chimpanzees, and that it’s the differences that matter.