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THE REASONS PERCEPTION CANNOT BE REALITY The Reasons Perception Cannot be Reality Perception is reality. We hear people say this all the time. There are even popular teaching lessons that involve it. Do we know why people say it? It’s simply not possible that everyone has a different reality. It is possible that our perception of reality can be different, but reality is the only real thing, and that cannot be changed simply because someone perceives it differently. Reality cannot be altered and with nearly 8 billion people on the planet, it’s not possible that everyone has a different reality. Why do we believe that our perception of reality, is actually reality? Psychology allows us to understand that our perception of reality is largely influenced by our imagination. The University of Stockholm in Sweden conducted research on this subject and concluded that “ our imagination of a sound or a shape changes how we perceive the world around us in the same way actually hearing that sound or seeing that shape does. Specifically, we found that what we imagine hearing can change what we actually see, and what we imagine seeing can change what we actually hear."
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