Anecdotal Evidence
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“There is no truth. There is only perception.”

– Gustave Flaubert, influential French writer and novelist


“You’re wrong,” he said. “I see everything clearly.”

“You just told me that the world is a scary place.”

“And I’m right,” he replied. “Just look around you.”

With that statement, he began to list off all the observations that supported his assertion: world conflicts, economic upheaval, loss of jobs, crime rates, fractured families. I was speaking with an acquaintance on the topic of perception versus reality and how each of us sees the world through a particular lens of perception – through a uniquely personal set of filters. My assertion: no matter how unbiased we might attempt...

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