In the Eye of the Beholder

Last updated on April 2nd, 2021 at 08:40 pm

The other day was a good reminder that the way we see ourselves may not necessarily be anywhere close to how OTHERS see us.

Trust is a very relative thing—we all see a very different version of it based on how much information we have on a topic, regardless of the source. It could come from personal experience, hearsay, the pages of a book… all of this sums up in our heads to what we believe to be an accurate picture of the world.

But our own lives aren’t as well-documented and don’t have as many reliable witnesses as say, the construction of the Eiffel Tower. The truths about our lives come from two sources alone—the truths we know from the lives we lead, and those we know from what others think and say about us.

And considering that the one who spends the most time with us IS us, which of those two truth do you think is the one we’ll trust more often than the other?

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