Why do we assume things based on perception when we do not yet have the facts?

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  1. profile image56
    graceinusposted 5 years ago

    Why do we assume things based on perception when we do not yet have the facts?

    I have assumed thing just based on perception without knowing all the fact. I believe we have all done this at some time or another. WE tend to pre-judge others which is highly unfair. And yet each of us is guilty of assuming based on what we see or perceive. And in many cases what we assume turns out to be wrong. Why do we assume before we have the facts? And when we do assume based on perception why is it do we assume we're right?

  2. Ericdierker profile image46
    Ericdierkerposted 5 years ago

    Grace in US; another great question and I got here as it came up. Blessings to you my friend and joy to all of your people.
    I work hard on this with my children. Judge now!! Be quick about it so as to avoid problems. Knife fights and robbings are hard on you.Immediately determine: Race, Color, Age, Sex and posture and attire and disability. Now engage with PC and caution so as not to offend. Then engage to be friendly and caring. Shut your mouth and listen. Establish report.
    Peoples are generally good. All peoples are worth knowing.It is how you approach them that makes the difference in your relationship.
    Discernment and Judgment are not given by birth. They are hard taught and worthy of the work that goes into them. They are the mettle of good people.
    With all that said,,,,, never give up an opportunity to have your notions corrected. If you were just to walk around openly loving everyone and were crucified for it, it would be a far better life than to die old with hate in your heart. So judge well how to love but never judge to hate.

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      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Eric- Please understand that I'm NOT saying we should not judge. I'm asking why do we assume something based on what we perceive before we have all the facts. There is nothing wrong with judging SOMETHING once we have all the facts. Thank you.

    2. Ericdierker profile image46
      Ericdierkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Grace in US, that initial discernment is so important walking down a bad street in Pigalle. The rule must be to let it go. Initial perceptions should be trusted. But then let it go. That is my point

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      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Eric- I should clarify my question. I'm simplely asking WHY do we assume based on perception? Not what is right or wrong about it. Thanks Eric

    4. Ericdierker profile image46
      Ericdierkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Grace -- What would you have people assume on?? Duh! Initial perception is all we have initially.

    5. profile image56
      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Eric- My point is we many times come to a final conclusion based only on an initial perception. We all do this in every day life. In many cases we have the chance to obtain the facts before we make choices or judgement. But many times we don't do it.

  3. CraftytotheCore profile image80
    CraftytotheCoreposted 5 years ago

    What it comes down to is people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

    I've managed to alienate everyone in my life by telling them how I really feel.  So no one bothers me any more!  smile

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      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      CrarftytotheCore- Thank you for your answer. Wish you the best.

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      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Eric- I just deleted your one comment due to the curse word or implied curse word. Please avoid curse word or I will delete it. If you wish to recomment on this answer feel free to do so but leave out the cursing. Thanks.

    3. CraftytotheCore profile image80
      CraftytotheCoreposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Did someone curse at me? LOL

    4. Ericdierker profile image46
      Ericdierkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Mia Culpa I wonder what the word was? Some times I just write in adult common language. Like when I talk about the litter of puppies and the bitch. Or Dante's Inferno and damned to hell. Our outhouses and loads of ...... well, we get the point.

    5. CraftytotheCore profile image80
      CraftytotheCoreposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Eric!  I was just reading your Hubs!  You are a good egg! 

      My point here was that it's better to eat a small morsel with close friends than a large meal with strife.

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      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Crafty- Don't get the wrong idea. Eric and I are good friend. We just like to keep each other in check. I do have standards when people make comment. I don't allow cursing. Right Eric.

    7. CraftytotheCore profile image80
      CraftytotheCoreposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      smile  This is what makes this place so great.  Thank you for that!

  4. kess profile image62
    kessposted 5 years ago

    What is fact?
    You can go with your perception or adopt some one else's...

    Infact, any and every thing you do is a matter of perception.
    having many agree with a particular perspective, does not make it more factual.
    it just gives you more confidence which is good except when it a lie...As in facts are superior to personal perception.

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      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      kess- A fact is ANYTHING  that demonstrates proof. Thank you for your answer and God bless.

    2. kess profile image62
      kessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      And proofs are also subjective to perception also...
      How much more arguing do you need to do know this as a fact?
      Might be this one depending on your perspective.

    3. Ericdierker profile image46
      Ericdierkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh my good friend. We must discuss so others can learn --- and us too. We must engage in the discourse or lose our place on the page. We learn so much from you that not to discourse would be a sin. Lies must be exposed.

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      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      O.K. kess, just so we can stop the game, Webster's II, New Riverside University Dictionary defines FACT as: "Something put forth as objectively real". Now go argue with Webster's.

    5. kess profile image62
      kessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Grace, who is this Webster that I should adopt his perspective?
      If you choose to adopt his, that is fine. which establishes once again my point.
      I am disappointed you take this merely as game.
      Eric discussion are very easy to start.

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      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      kess- Noah Webster lived in the late 1700's. He was the founder  of the tradition of American lexicography. Firm named after "Webster" has been producing English DICTIONARIES  in America for a least the past 100 years. The firm is still in existance.

    7. kess profile image62
      kessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Grace Webster is dead and thus qualifies himself from having a perspective that I should adopt for surely his perspective did not profit him much so how is it going to profit me?

    8. Ericdierker profile image46
      Ericdierkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Websters has new funny definitions of marriage. No longer Authoritative.

 
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