In Order to Find Out How Things Really Are, One Must Understand the Filters Through Which One Perceives the World.

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In Order To Find Out How Things Really Are, One Must Understand The Filters Through Which One Perceives The World.

Man has always been on a quest to find out the true nature of things, be it through the fields of science, sociology, philosophy, or even psychology for that matter. Although massive amounts of advancements have been made in each of these fields, none have come to a conclusion as to what the true nature of things is or rather what ‘reality’ is.

Being the most advanced species on our planet, there is a lot that we know and everything we know is considered as knowledge. Knowledge can never be restricted to books or learning at schools and colleges. Everything we see around us and experience is knowledge. The world around us is filled with information which we still haven’t discovered. I believe that every human being has his own way of looking at the world. Different people have different perspectives and different opinions with regard to different issues. The two questions I am trying to deal with are, How we know what we know and why is it that different people have a different way of looking at things.

According to me, we know all that we know based upon our senses. Our senses help us understand a lot about what is going on around us but there are cases where our senses are not enough to explain everything. Also there are times when our senses may cheat us. If not our senses, then what are the other ways by which we acquire knowledge? I believe the reason why we all have various opinions with regard to knowledge is because we perceive the world through various filters. Each one of us has their own way of looking at things. As children we all go through some amount of conditioning. It is believed that the conditioning we go through in our first 4 years moulds us the way we are today. So we can consider this conditioning to be a filter. At such a young age, a child is like a sponge, absorbing everything around them. And at this age if one is

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