Question from the Internet:
“People assume that their experience is universal. Liars believe that everyone lies. Thieves think everyone steals. City folk know that the world is crowded. How do you protect yourself from the trap of your own experience?”
This is a very important point that relates to our inherent perception of reality.
We are all born with an inherently egocentric, subjective precision, restricting, filtering from reality only those things that we need for our instinctively self-serving, self-justifying, individualistic day to day survival.
We are born like this, it is nobody fault. Even quantum physics “confirmed” (as much as we can confirm anything in our present state of consciousness, perception) through multiple experiments how the observer changes reality simply by looking at it.
Moreover there is a very important law of perception: we see, detect only what we have at least a certain similarity with. This is why we identify similar traits in others, projecting our own qualities, presumptions on everything, everybody we come into contact with.
We see our personal reality we project around ourselves!
We can escape this trap, we can leave our own “Plato’s caves” in a unique, closed environment, that uses a very special, scientific method. There we can liberate ourselves from our innate personal prisons through the desires, thoughts and viewpoints of the other people we purposefully, methodically connect with.
Only above, against our inherently egocentric, subjective perception can we establish a truly selfless, objective viewpoint. And since we can’t perceive, verify perception without contrast, this is the reason why we are born with a false perceive, so against it we could learn how to perceive correctly, objectively!