Subba’s Serendipitous moments

May 15, 2007

Seeing and trained to see..!

Filed under: Learning,Perspective,Stories,Winning — Subbaraman Iyer @ 12:23 pm

Tommy had just got back from the beach.

"Were there other children there?" asked the mother.

"Yes", said Tommy.

"Boys or girls?"

"How could I know! They didn’t have any clothes on."

Tommy is not alone. People see, not what is there, but what they have been trained to see.

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  1. […] have blogged about the how being trained to see often masks our ability to see and why despite being wise, not being able to have the much needed perspective often leads to us […]

    Pingback by Experience can be a big liability « Subba’s Serendipitous moments — March 4, 2009 @ 12:20 am | Reply

  2. I don’t think that its about being trained to see rather its about “what we want to see”. I think that we tend to create a rosy picture and just refuse to see things for what it is.

    Comment by Fabin — December 19, 2009 @ 12:11 am | Reply


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