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I Was Just Thinking About...the Retina

posted Apr 20, 2015, 9:51 PM by Daniel Pate
If everyone on Earth has a different retina, just like a fingerprint, no two are the same; then by default, no two people see the world in exactly the same way.  This may seem like not a very big deal, or perhaps for you, like me, it was a HUGE deal.  I have often thought about the way the world works in general and more specifically how the world works with regards to how humans treat each other.  The things that happen to humans at the hands of other humans is sometimes baffling.  All too often it seems, people are very quick to judge others' actions by their own standards and guidelines.  This shuts the judge-ers off to new information that could have an impact on their view of not just the people they intend to judge but the entire world itself.  Once a person "knows" how someone is, or isn't; how they do this or don't do that, all ability to see the subject in another way is lost.  It's as if the viewer has placed on the welding helmet of knowledge, its glass so dark even the light of the sun is obscured.  You'll notice I didn't say glasses, or perhaps blinders.  No, it is in fact just like a welding helmet; it can only be removed by the wearer and nothing gets through.  I implore the Earth to pause, prior to sitting in judgment of others.  Take one deep breath before pulling the shield over your eyes...and remember, it is a scientific fact no two people see the world in exactly the same way.