A humbling exercise is to pause and ask ourselves “Is my perception accurate?”
Short answer is: nope.
We experience everything through our own unique lenses of bias, projection, ego, and personal experience.
All of us operate from subjective realities, and the key to productive communication and healthy relationships is to negotiate that subjectivity – and not to coerce others into thinking or behaving our way… the “right” way, so we believe.
You haven’t lived my life and you’re not in my head (lucky you, haha) so how can I expect you to see and process things the way I do?
It comes down to this: we don’t need to agree and sometimes we won’t even understand, but we do need to validate and respect.