Our Everyday Lives, We’re Constantly Taking In Information, Missing Salient Points, And Coming Up With Our Own Interpretations Of What’s Going On

In the course of our everyday lives, we’re constantly taking in information, missing salient points, and coming up with our own interpretations of what’s going on. Sometimes we get it right, sometimes we get it wrong, or we’re somewhere in between. And the interplay between right and wrong – and making wrong into right – is part and parcel of our human experience. We look at something, we think we know what’s going on, and we keep moving because our interpretation fits our expectations – and vice-versa. When it turns out we’re wrong, we may jump into action to make it right, stepping in to help with a situation that we misjudged at the start. Or we may go to great lengths to justify our actions – to make things “right” in our own minds, even though we instinctively know we’re wrong. It’s all part of plugging the “holes” in the flow of our lives, and we do it without even thinking about it.

And so, what we do augments how we are, to offset the built-in limitations that come standard-issue with our human nature. What exactly we do with it, makes things even more interesting.

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