One day I happened to overhear a good friend of mine – one of the most generous and selflessly giving people I know – beating up on herself unmercifully. She was spazzing about how she had fallen down off her (very high) standards-of-conduct bar because she had not stopped to listen (yet again) to a high-maintenance friend’s continuing saga about how everybody was picking on her and how not-right everything in her life was.
A lot of Un-Seeing is about developing a different way of seeing your world. In this video of a TEDx talk at the University of Illinois, Daniel Simons who is the head of the Visual Cognition Laboratory at the University of Illinois explains that what we think we see is not necessarily so. He touches on how what we see affects the way we think.
How many times have you heard the same old story from different mouths? How often have you encountered situations that feel like the same-old ones over and over again?