Sensory input, rationalized mentally
Conjured and intuitive assessment
Conceptual, biased reality, imagined
Mental recreation of fact; perception
We see what we want to see,
And hear what we want to hear.
"I can't believe he was a killer,"
"He seemed like such a nice guy"
"She is such a slut"
"He is a selfish bastard"
"She is a bitch"
"He is a womanizer and a cad"
Labels, based on perception
Judged reality by our assessment
Shared with others for validation
Of our own ambiguous imagery
Our own perception of ourselves
Not based on reality, but conjured
Camouflaged by desire and confidence
Blended with self-esteem and fantasy
Our lives are controlled by perception
Input from our senses processed
With semi-conscious assessment
Always question your perception!