Monday, November 27, 2023


 Your mind creates a world, with beauty and ugliness, excitement, tedium, friends, and enemies, and you live within that construction.  People don't see the world with their eyes, they see it with their entire life.

     Cognitive scientists call this view of the human person "constructionism."  Constructionism is the recognition, backed up by the last half century of brain research, that people don't passively take in reality.  Each person actively constructs their own perception of reality.  That's not to say there is not an objective reality out there.  It's to say that we have only subjective access to it.

-David Brooks, How To Know A Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen

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