You see, the strangeness of my case is that now I no longer fear the invisible, I’m terrified by reality. Jean Lorrain
We assume our reality –
- Is reality
- Is right.
But we have access to only the tiniest amount of information that’s out there, whether in the electromagnetic spectrum or conscious brain.
This means that our reality –
- Is a reality (one of many)
- Is shaped by limited information.
Despite this, we are happy to stake a claim to being right and dismiss others’ experiences as inferior or wrong.
It does a lot of damage. People go to war over it.
Instead, being open to different realities enables us to pool information, articulate a view and consider other options without needing to narrow every discussion down to ‘a winner’.