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The Uncertainty of Perception Seeing conditions what we believebelieving conditions what we see This observation is the core of society and the substratum of human behavior Psychological studies have reinforced and proven theories involving the conditioning of humans However failure lies in the attempt to assign the causes to a single concept Among the vast influences for human behavior is our tendency to see what our beliefs would have us to and hence believe only what we happen to see Obviously my previous statement only obfuscates our attempt to comprehend the intended notion In order to attain total understanding of the profound thought the quotation develops I will attempt to analyze and apply it to my experience and knowledge of conditioningPrimarily I need a concise interpretation of the idea The contextual definition of see is to perceive by the eye Unfortunately sight is only one of five senses Even worse the images we see through our eyes are statistically only one-millionth of our actual reality Therefore anything we see is not the entire being or actuality of the world around us but instead a finite perception by means of vision of the universe The technical definition of the other key term belief is a state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing In context I will use the typical philosophers definition and define belief as the unthinking acceptance of an idea or system of ideas Philosophically belief is blind and is described as the process of making a commitment to an idea in order to make that idea work for you In a selfish sense it is the process of making ideas true Transitionally the quotation can be interpreted as Our finite perception of reality determines what we will accept as the truth and what we view as the truth will alter our already limited perceptions of life Although wordy a better connotation is produced
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