posted on May, 10 2008 @ 09:30 PM
All around me on ATS and on the streets i am seeing people who fail to understand a fundamental aspect of the human psyche...
dont get me wrong i am not a trained psycologist or the like, but i have never had to visit one either! Therefore in my opinion i am qualified to put
forward what i perceive...
i have however spent a number of years teaching people how to ski and some time in the classroom teaching english, and during this time i have been
offered an interesting insight into how much of an impact, ones pereceptions may have on their reality... particularly when dealing with new concpets,
ideas and information.
Take a young child and an adult for example, trying to learn something new like skiing, the adult is already a huge step behind the child for a very
large number of reasons, physics being one, a lower center of mass/gravity will make it easier for the child. The one i really want to bring up though
The adult of course is affraid, primarily affraid of injury and loss of income that could potentially come with it "i dont want to break my leg or
anything, i have work next week" . The child however will not know this fear, as they have never has any serious injuries to date, and if it does
cross their mind, a broken leg means time off school, watching pokemon at home, with mum bringing you cheese on toast to the sofa!
The next fear the adult will have to overcome that the child wont is the fear of failure "what if i cant do this..." , the child thus far in life
has mastered most things he or she has encountered and failures have been few and far between, or at least dont have the same stigma attached to them
as the failures in life we have suffered by age 30.
Attached with that fear of failure comes the fear of being ridiculed by our peers, nobody wants that!
Fear of sucess is another one the child knows nothing about, one i come accross on the snow is that some one may be affraid of sucess on the bunny
slopes, as it means they will next have to go up the chairlift, and face all the same fears + more on a grander scale.
there are tons of other fears that will play on us as we try to take in new information and learn, and these fears are founded on perception, what we
perceive to be real, So you fail miserably at skiing? The chances are you werent enjoying it anyway so perhaps skiing isnt for you...
I know that given enough time, and under the carefull guidance of a good tutor, 98% of the population will be able to ski, if they just let
i have brought this up because here on ATS and elsewhere i am seeing a huge number of people living in a warped reality, because unbeknown to them
they have had their perceptions manipulated by various outside influences working hard to deceive us all...
We need to remember that no matter how incorrect a persons perception may be, Ultimately that perception is what forms their reality...
Therefore no matter how hard we try to change ones perceptions we are really in essence, trying to change their reality... Depending how strong a
grasp they may have on that reality, most of us really dont like having our sense of reality challenged by others... If we try to remember this when
attempting to enlighten our fellow man about the major issuses we as a planet face, we can save ourselves a lot of frustration and stress...
and i believe it is proven that stress is a killer.
enough said enjoy your day, and feel free to share your teaching or learning experiences here.
or just plain have a go at me!