Nazi Swastika

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Every one of us observes the world in a different way. How we view our surroundings creates an individual's personal image, which helps us understand the environment. Our opinions, choices, and even actions are all formed by this described process: perspective. How we perceive the world changes our entire thought process, making each person different and unique. This is why perspective is so important. The thoughts of every human are changed by their personal worldview, in turn changing each individual's perceptions.
There is no physical form of perspective, but it can easily be explained through concrete examples. The image of the Nazi swastika is generally perceived as a sign of a hatred and evil, but to those who have never been taught its meaning think almost nothing of it. The experiences of those affected by the symbol have made them perceive the image differently. This proves perception is abstract, or different for everyone. To give real world evidence of differing perceptions, the field of psychology also notices the importance of perception. Many psychologists separate interpretation into two categories: sensation and perception. Sensation representing physical sensations of stimulus, and perception being the personal interpretation. …show more content…

When the experiences and perceptions of one individual clash with another’s, the grounds for opposition have been set. In many cases it is hard to understand the ideas of another, because how you perceive the topic changes based on personal experiences. This is important to understand because an ignorance to the existence of different perspectives can produce an unfairly negative image of the other person. Famous novelist Gustave Flaubert once said, “There is no truth, only perception.” Logically thinking, he is right. Many debates have no right or wrong, and aside from immoral acts, what is deemed right to one person is primarily determined by

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