How you see is as important as what you see (myth-perception & bias)

Bias often prevents eye-opening by us. It’s easier to see what we want to see than what’s really there. Let’s not let deception stand up bias by us.

It’s almost impossible to change your attitude, until you change your perspective. There are many points of view, but it’s hard to truly see any but our own.

All the details of a situation matter, not just the ones that support our view point. Myth-perception is to exchange uncomfortable reality for comfy fiction.

Because we humans evaluate information differently, we interpret situations differently. However, unevaluated information can give us common ground. For example, unevaluated information simply states what happened. People can usually agree on that. But then people begin to insert evaluated information (why and how it happened) and that’s where disagreement sets it. Perhaps we all need to remove our evaluations and focus on what (instead of why and how).

You can disagree with someone and still understand their point of view. Make an effort and see!

For example, skin color, rightly considered, leads to love; wrongly considered, to conflict.  When leftist and right wing ideas are causing confusion about race, it’s time for a broader approach. Search: Off the RACE Track book.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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