Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Contributing to Senses

Interpretation of our surroundings is an interesting concept; unique in every way to each person. Here, I elaborate on the subject.

Intake, at best, is considered usual discourse or any of several other pre-determined means of ‘things going in’. In a more specific sense, intake becomes the permanent feed through which outside material gets ‘in’ to our minds. Commonly overlooked and seldom parsed by thought it allows the constant barrage of input to our senses.
Missing from this stream is what is present in almost every other case. An engine has filters on its inputs; as do air conditioners and pool heaters. Our intake, however, is filtered only by what means we implement; whether it be by conscious means or not. The flow divides into the five obvious channels and faces interpretation before it is tossed around in calculations then stored away in memory.
As thoughts develop, the conclusions and results of implied actions are forecasted and their subsequent effects on our lives assessed. Here, opinions take form and become the foundations of our personality. This is the heart of it all.

“…life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.” (author unknown)

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