It’s time to finalise this belief section as I’ve had enough of my sensationalised stories for now!
What is the difference between an Illusion and the Actual, and why is it a big deal?
It’s time to step back into the complicated mental circuitry again and decomplify.
<Begin: Uncover Complicated Mental Circuitry>
Facts are not refinements! Although, they can get mistaken as such by the average vulnerable host.
From the top…
When I look at my memory and see what happened yesterday, I interpret a record from an experience that took place. Hence, this is my original or the impression that travelled thru the nerves leaving behind a ‘residue’, and I’ll now take a copy and start playing with it on a brand new canvas, thereby making a refinement. It may appear similar, except, by habit, I slightly alter the content in a sneaky desire to filter and enhance things according to my tastes.
In other words, the fact is my original slide, and it contains the best answers. Not my covert-photoshopped conveniences as the unreal alterations that hit the spot. If anything, my first impressions are key to unlocking the challenges in life, and not the distortions from my refinements phasing in as ‘originals’.
Now Here’s My Tendency
After I look at a fact so many times, it normalises and becomes borrring 🙄. I now need a reproduction to enhance it and give it back the taste I once remembered (and some more while I’m at it… please, mind).
“He or She looks completely different on Facebook or Instagram as I see less dramatic features in real life” – by An overwhelming fact.
In the end, my refinements embellish a fact the way a Facebook photo embellishes the subject. I can use a few tools and give anyone a makeover in a short amount of time.
<End: Complicated Mental Circuitry>
Patching up Against ‘The Influencer’
In today’s world, I apply an automatic 70% normalisation filter when I see people’s profile pictures. Aka, The Offset. It’s quite reliable and brings me closer to the real them if for some reason we cross paths. Also, I’m less inclined to change my behaviour towards them over a re-arrangement of pixels from these enhancement filters designed to hit the spot.
At the end of the day, we are just images of organisms on the other side of the screen, either looked after by ourselves or not — including glitter or no glitter being involved. Someone’s true nature is usually something very different from the image that we see. In fact, the only way I can really get to know someone is to spend considerable time interacting with their mind.
However, if I accept somebody else’s projection of their life as the closest representation to the originals they’ve stored, then I might not be getting the true story. You see, they might not even be aware that they’ve shaped their memory by habit. Truth is, he/she may have fiddled with (overvalued) the records of their activities many years before I came along, living on Mars like I once had! This is where The Offset comes into play, filtering out the embellishments in the enhanced image or persona presented to me.
Though I do admit, nowadays I find myself stepping back from these full-on relationships, especially after seeing how easy it is for idle speculation to drag me down. No doubt, we all know that one person who does all the idling, often creating a massive storm in a teacup by breakfast time. They are exhausting people who, in a weird way, I still need a dose of every now and then so that I appreciate sanity even more…
It is now simple to see what is real and what is not (reality vs perception/unreality) and how I’m affected by each.
An addiction into non-factuality or sensational-alterations gets reinforced by ignorance, which breeds double/triple/quadruple lives (Psychological Spam!). On top, these distortions (refinements acting as orginals) need continuous help in standing, so they’ll drain everyone and everything closeby.
Whereas facts on the other hand, although they may appear boring or plain, are rock solid and will lay the foundation for me to build on when I’m down.
Once I’ve settled into a steady orbit, then sure, I’ll stretch out and explore.
Balance is key!