The current form of perception relates back clearly to its original Latin meaning as "the action of taking possession, apprehension with the mind or senses. Our perceptions, or how we interpret the world, are affected by a number of things, including our biases, our motivations, and especially our emotions. All of these things are rooted in culture . To perceive something is not to understand something, but rather to hold that perception as a truth. . Perception is what allows us to make sense of the world through the experience of our senses and the collection of data we gather. Though we gather a significant amount of data from our senses ,they are not necessarily working at full capacity. This is quite dangerous since, we can't see the full picture and make proper descisons. We have placed a profound impact on this world based on what we have perceived. Your actions will determine how future descendants perceive history and how they react to it. Most if not all of our actions are based of our perceptions. However our perceptions are often false and this naturally leads to destructive actions, actions that are never eradicated from this world. To prove this statement I will take the classic example of a pebble being thrown. A young boy throws a small stone on the street. A year later the pebble is run over by a car. The car's tires are slightly indentured and two months later it runs out of air. The person driving the car is late to work and therefore the presentation he was to present was not presented. Ironically an important businessman is incensed at the lack of respect held for him and therefore refuses to do business with the presenter. As a result the businessman invests in another product and his product gradually makes its way around the world and grows s to become a major company 200 yrs later. The basic message taken from this is that one person has an enormous potential. Each and every human being has a huge impact on the world, an impact on the size of the universe.. To gain power one must gain the perceptions of people. When I mean perceptions, I mean positive perceptions. Of course there are others .who don't care how people perceive them and act how they wish to act However one thing that can be denunciated about these leaders is that they were all openly despised. Nowadays there is a plethora of strange and dangerous perceptions. To prevent these perceptions, there are systems put in place to help us. Even though they are meant to lead to a more utopian way of life, they sometimes are weak and fall prey to orthodox perceptions. The names of these systems are Governments, Education, Healthcare, Physiology, War, Peace, Laws and Justice. What is interesting about this is that A large percentage of people hold these systems to be true. However a large percentage of the former say that nothing is impossible. If nothing is impossible, then should we not try to accomplish everything that would lead to a utopian society including the revitalization of those systems. As of right now there are no utopian societies or at least this is according to some peoples perception of the world. So if there are no utopian societies there can be only two obvious conclusions drawn. One there are limits to how far we can stretch boundaries or two we are not focused on achieving this goal. The former can be proved a fallacy by the simple reality that we have not discovered everything there is to know and as such we cannot determine the boundaries of our society. Thus we can say that we are not determined in our resolve to accomplish a utopia and we are bound by our perceptions in this matter. However, one must realize that there is an infinite number of possible systems of the world, each one having a different way of accomplishing goals. What does this mean? We hear what we want to hear. However there are cases when one word forces the way to the podium, the word why? According to Lotto, the creation of all new perceptions begins in the same way, with a single question: "Why?"
"Why" is, in that sense, the most dangerous word in history, Lotto observes. Because as soon as you ask that question, you open up the possibility of change. So asking "why" may be the hardest thing for people to do. Yet when the word is uttered the product is revoultinary, literally. One need not look past the French revolution to see this. Though it was seen as a challenge to establish a greater power of the third estate, once it began there was no stopping it.
So many people did what they felt was right. From different stand points the world is different and this has often caused conflicts. The overall message is that Perception is history. The facts you memorize in Social Studies have all been taught to you based on the perceptions of past peoples. What you learn is what we want to learn. Do we want to go in depth into the history of the Carthaginians or study the glorious Romans who dominated ancient European history? The average consensus is the Romans, which clearly shows how once again perceptions determine history. As history progresses, it becomes flawed and biased. Many have believed that they can change the world for the greater good yet it is only good by their perceptions and there are far too many variables, ambitions, demeaning perceptions, little truth and too much greed.. Perception does not represent something that is fixed or constant, but rather has elements that are fixed in a system of changing elements. There is immediacy to what we perceive, but what we perceive is rarely unmediated. Our experiences and cultural establishments influence our thoughts, but without them, we would have no option of the attempt at understanding. It appears as though perception is an amalgamation of the conscious and the unconscious, an active and a passive role. Perception is not a truth but rather a belief that becomes mediated understanding. Before I close it is important to state that , Regardless of one's perceptions, each human being establishes a belief system—a set of beliefs about the world. This essentially means that perceptions are not the only factor, that will affect history. that my dear listeners are how perceptions have affected history