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.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

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