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We See And Understand Things Not As They Are, But As We Are

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How do we see and cognize things? Do we income the denotation of things or do we scrutinize and sluice it with perception and emotion before we process its meaning? The way we see things depends upon our area of knowledge and the way we understand things depends upon our ways of knowing. These both later combine to show if the meaning is an emotional concept or just reasoning.

If I were to analyze a particle of iron, in chemistry class, I would find out its physical and chemical properties. In language class, I would find out the connotation and denotation. In arts class, I would use the physical and chemical properties to create a connotation of the particle so I could express the emotion of iron from its own properties. As you can see, in chemistry class I see the iron particle as it is while in English class, I see it as it is and as I am. In Arts class, I modify the way as it is to see it the way as I am.

There are also cases where we see things as they are but with assorted perceptions. The way we see things, even if we are in the same area of knowledge, would fluctuate. If you were in the core level of the subject, you would see them as they are but if you go deeper and deeper into the subject, they could alternate time to time from how we grasp their concept. Lets take the value of pi in math. You can’t see pi as according to your emotion because numbers don’t play role in emotion unless, in cases where you vigor yourself to understand pi as another object or thing to make it absorb into your brain easily. I remember, when I was in grade 7, I was first introduced to pi. For the first few days, I was very bemused because I couldn’t relate pi to anything, as it’s a number. I couldn’t see pi as anything else but just a number with long series of decimals.

Now that I have the ability to think about it, the way I judged the pi before actually might not be all true because when you think of “how” the inventor of pi chose the name “pi”, you could actually see that there might be a reason behind it because if not, why did the inventor chose to name the “pi” as “pi”? Why not as “rai” “cake” or anything else? Maybe the inventor found the name “pi” perfect for naming. Maybe he had a mood to name the word as “pi”.
Then again there is another perception of mine where I believe that “there is no absolute truth” because I don’t know what and how the writer felt when naming it but if I were to invent something new and name It, I would seek for aptness in the name. So as an inventor, I would name the invention as I see it as I am but as a user, I would blindly follow it as it is.

Nature of knowing deems the way we justify things. For example, if I were to judge a person (x) who I did not know previously, I would use my intuition and body language. My intuition would be contingent upon the body language of person x. In one perception, the way I analyze person x’s body language depends upon the way I’m feeling. My mood affects the way I see them. If...

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