90-to-40: Optimist Illusions

Day 37:

Optical illusions play tricks on our eyes and minds. Sometimes, first reactions cannot be trusted. Once we look closer and shift our minds eye... a new explanation becomes clear.

We are wise to be wary. Nothing is as it seems. But I never want to be the guy who refuses to see the reality along with the illusion.

Along the way, I've discovered there are a lot of illusions in reality. I used to be confused by it. I used to fear it. For a while, the surprise of constantly discovering one within the other made me bitter.

Now, I try to appreciate the wonder of the phenomenon, rather than to fear the fallacy. Knowing is half the battle. The other half is optimism.


Unknown said...

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly." - Richard Bach

Craig Purcell said...

Love it!