Suffered from sudden bout of fever and sore throat on Saturday. I am still not feeling good right now. However, I did enjoy my Sunday with my family. I was watching “Santa Clause 2” on Channel 5 with my sister and one of the dialogue gave me a deep impression. I make a bit of change and it is my title “Seeing is Believing, You got to Believe for you to see”.
It is quite true that people tend to believe what they see with their own eyes. However, one never realize that what we see is only one facet of the truth or we only look at things from one angle and the angle that we look at things are affected by our upbringing and the general societal norm. For example, during a conversation with my Primary 4 sister she commented that nurses are all female. I asked how did she observe that. She replied that it is from the TV shows. People tend to forget that what we see on TV is affected by the camera man’s angle of view and that camera angle are restricted. Thus we can only see or watch from one angle. Yet we readily accept what we saw as the one and only universal truth.
I always try to remind myself to shift my paradigm regularly, something I learnt back in secondary. If we are used to a fixed angle or frequency, due to human nature we will be contended with what we get. Once we get contended, we will not questioned or be critical with the information we received. Even though I am the type who believe what I see, I tend to believe only a certain portion . Until I get a fuller picture or I get more source of information then I will accept the full share of information.
Sometimes, we got to believe in something before we see. Our belief will guide us to see what we see. For example, if we believe in kindness we will see kindness in our daily life. A thoughtful act by stranger can be an act of kindness. However, if we do not believe in kindness we will think twice before accepting any kind or helpful act of others. We will be measuring or thinking why the person do that, does he/she has anything to gain from doing that. When we do not believe in kindness or helpfulness, everything will only be reduced to petty gain or losses. That is a very pathetic way to live, when we measure everything in gain or losses.
I believe what I see, yet I got to be critical with what I see. I believe thus I see what I see.