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People, Perception, and Pessimists

News flash! Everyone of us has a unique mind. That means we each perceive the world in different ways. That’s great news if you’re a fan of diversity of thought, but if people who think outside of your box, make you a little edgy, well, this can be a hard lesson to learn. It is particularly hard when you’re married to someone who lives in a different universe. Blame the sexual hormones that got you together.

Here are some examples. Some people are concrete, literal thinkers. When I say, guess who I ran into today, they say, “You had a car accident?” When concrete thinkers read great metaphoric literature, they don’t know what all the fuss is about, because they can’t see beneath the surface level of the plot. Some have “Asperger’s syndrome” (and Aspie has also become code word for genius because these people sometimes have an superhero ability to obsess about a problem for a long time and solve it.) Other people think in symbols, double-entendre’s and art. If you don’t have a hippy friend who is into astrology, crystals, and past life regressions, let me tell ya, you are missing out! Does their use of symbols make them less intelligent than concrete thinkers? No way. But it makes them really fun at parties.

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