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originally posted by: LoneCloudHopper2
a reply to: Box of Rain
On that map Greenland looks like it would be the largest nation in the world. I remember it being large but nowhere near that huge.
originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People
originally posted by: jacygirl
a reply to: Finspiracy
I am not a special snowflake, just a normal person who has no problem admitting when she is wrong. I have a great memory for many things, so-so for others. But when my kids and friends all remember the same memories with me, I can't understand WHY!!
Because you are all human who have the same human perceptions -- perceptions which are affected by similar cultural influences and by similar instinctive hard-wiring of your brains.
It's the same reason why many people can see the same familiar shapes in clouds, or other examples of pareidolia -- and that reason is because our brains present similar perceptions of the world to most people because most people's brains are affected by similar influences. Sure, sometimes the cloud shapes are purely subjective and different to every observer, but I know that often my wife, daughter, and I all agree on the subjective cloud shape -- because our subjective opinions are based on similar influences.
Don't forget, what our brains allow us to see, hear, and remember is NOT an exact reproduction of reality. Instead, everything we see, hear, feel, remember has been passed through the filter of our brains, and that filter presents us with an altered account of reality.
And since there are similarities I those filters among many people, and most people have the same instincts hard-wired into their brains, the end product of perception could have similarities from person to person.