Observation, Analyzing and Judgment

How do we observe and how do we judge? How do we even see?

I’m pretty sure you might have noticed this so many times, while for example sitting in a café and sipping in your coffee with a friend of yours.

All of a sudden, one of you notices an event or an interesting fact and mentions it, without the other person even being aware of the fact or the event going on around him/her.

Is there any difference in how our eyes work? Probably not.

• Then what causes our friend to see the event happening around us and not you? What causes you to notice, for example there are mostly old people sitting in the coffee shop while your friend hasn’t even noticed such a fact?
• Why he /she notices the coffee quality being high or low, or the waitress being impolite and you having no idea what so ever?
• What happens that makes your friend not to like the neighborhood and you don’t even care or might even like it?
• What causes you to get bored and your friend even fancying the place?
• What causes you to like the music and he/she not even noticing there some music going on?
• And finally why you might like the place and your company might never come back here to this coffee shop again?
• What causes your attention to get triggered by certain colors and certain people and certain sounds or people, and your friends pay attention to some other elements which are more attractive to them?

Yes, there is a process going on. We see (receive), we analyze and we judge.

The fact is, there are millions of things going on around us every second, the ones we see (receive, analyze and judge) and the ones we don’t.

We human beings, build a filtering system around us through our lives.

Every single event, happening, accident or fact, needs to go through our filtering system, only to be treated worthy to be even analyzed and judged or to be trashed and forgotten.

That’s the filter making us having such different observations in a same gap of time and in a very same environment, from our friend sitting right beside us.

The filter also helps us, or makes us, should I say, to analyze and judge and decide about the events happening right in front of us.

The process doesn’t stop here.

Our brain continues judging the element and the characters causing the event.

Now, here is the big question.

What is this FILTER? How do we make it and how can we change it?

Before answering these questions, having some more examples in our daily common lives is a lot more valuable. We can easily put this concept into every single minute of our lives and see there are so many other things to see if we manage to put the filter down for a while.

• Two people arguing loudly in the room. They are from different countries and you and your friend sitting in the room have some information about their origins. Your information is not the same as your friends of course. What you know about those two people arguing is nothing of course, but what you might have heard or seen about people like them in some other environment and in a totally different contest might be there for you to have some ideas and conclusions about the fellows arguing. You and your friend see the happening; analyze the event based on what you know or your last experiences and knowledge about such characters and such situation. You both might judge them differently. Like who might be guilty, who might be the bad guy or who might be having right or anything of these sorts.

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