The Illusion Of Being Right

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The Illusion Of Being Right

I would suggest that throughout time it’s rather commonplace to hear people discounting or dismissing the experiences of others when worldviews do not match.

Sometimes that’s helpful. If I see the world as flat and declare it so, you can help me by explaining the well established facts. That’s a help to me.

But, more often than not, we draw different conclusions because one person’s experience is different from another’s.

We can all agree that music has the power to transport us to different places and evoke a wide range of emotions. Attending a live orchestra performance is an experience that can be awe-inspiring and transformative. However, as with any experience, the way we perceive it can vary greatly depending on our individual circumstances.

In the case of a live orchestra, the experience of sitting in different parts of the audience can drastically affect how we hear and perceive the music.

For example, imagine two people attending a live orchestra performance, one sitting in the front row and the other sitting in the balcony. The person in the front row may feel fully immersed in the music, hearing the nuances and subtleties of the performance with great clarity. The person in the balcony may feel a sense of detachment from the music, with the sound being more diffuse.

Despite these differences, both people are experiencing the same performance. The fact that the person in the front row is having a more intense and immersive experience doesn’t negate the experience of the person in the balcony. Both experiences are valid, and both individuals are likely to have their own unique takeaways from the performance.

Whether it’s a live orchestra performance or a more significant issue, it’s good to remember that each of us has a unique perspective that deserves to be heard and respected.

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Paul McGowan

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