The universe never changes at all. People don’t change. They stay the same. Maybe it’s just our perception that varies from time to time.

– Suri


19 thoughts on “Perception

  1. Hi Suri – I cannot speak for the universe, but people do change as a result of significant emotional events. That is how we learn to “ride out the waves”. That is how we adapt to adversity. Simply going from being single to being part of a couple dictates a change because you can longer only think about yourself. That will change again if children become a part of your life.

    Our perceptions certainly do change based on life experiences and accumulation of knowledge.

    If you are trying to say that people do not change, but their perceptions do change, then I have to ask you to define both so that I can understand the difference. How can I possibly change, if my perceptions do not change?

    Just some thoughts!

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    1. Well by saying, ‘people don’t change’, I meant their inborn character doesn’t quite change so noticeably. People do change in their behavior yes, they do develop themselves in their lifetime in company of other people or maybe books. But deep down, in their gut – their inner feelings, stay inert & intact. Probably not the best explanation & I’m not even that experienced to talk on it, but I hope you get the point. πŸ™‚

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  2. Ah, how right you are. A case in point: A friend of mine told me how her ex-husband was now in a nursing home. He’s not that old. I knew the history. He was the sort of guy other guys like to hang out with. He loved to drink, to smoke, to cuss, to laugh, and whenever the occasion called for it, to help out. He was in construction…carpenter. He was popular with the girls as well…too popular and he and my friend divorced. (The girlfriends calling the house was the last straw.) But after losing a great wife, two beautiful daughters, he still couldn’t change his ways. He drank with the boys, broke up fights, woke up in his truck after it had run off the road and stalled in a muddy field. Got arrested every now and then. Started fresh and went back to the same-o same-o each time his rowdy friends showed up, as they always did. “Some things never change,” I told her. she agreed. Our perception of him changed as we had finally accepted the fact that he was a complete loser. but it took a while.

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  3. Wow. I just had this exact conversation with my ex husband. After almost 16 years of barely talking to each other, circumstances have been destined that we are getting to know each other again. I told him that he didn’t know me and that he was getting to know me again. He replied that he hadn’t learned anything new about me in the recent months. At first, this bothered me, because in those many years that had gone by, I know I have changed and I would like to believe I have become a better person or at the very least, a mature adult as opposed to a young, immature and childish person pretending to be an adult. But then, I realized that maybe there wasn’t anything that had changed about me. Because deep down, my character and personality remain the same. It is how I perceive myself and the things around me that have changed. Anyway, thanks for putting these thoughts out there, because now I don’t feel so crazy about what I was saying…

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    1. Hey there. Thanks for reading my post. πŸ™‚
      But you know, sometimes it’s our perspectives that saves us from the negative thoughts emitted by our surroundings.. πŸ˜€

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