The question is not what you look at, but what you see. —Henry David Thoreau
No matter how much we study, travel, discover or see. We will never know everything there is to know. Each one of us will only understand some fragments of the world and reality.
Nobody has full knowledge of reality as a whole because reality as a whole is unknowable.
Sure, we all walk on the same world and share the same reality. We label that reality as “objective”. And because it is objective, we assume that we all view it in the same way.
But, as most of us as experienced, it’s not so simple. Each one of us experience that shared reality uniquely and subjectively.
It’s understandable. Our limited mind would explode or freeze before the infinite complexity of reality without a simplified model to process it.
Problems arise when we forget about this subjectivity, and we assume that our fragment of reality is the whole of it. And we began what Dave Gray in his book “Liminal Thinking” calls “the battle for the obvious”.
“The truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth.” ― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi