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Bean Bag

29 Jul

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What we perceive sets the stage for how we interpret information.  The title of this post describes something that evokes an image that the picture betrays.  When we come at life wanting to take everything at face value the nuances of meaning escape us.  The picture in this post is exactly what the title describes but it is not at all what we would perceive based on experience and preconceptions.

This necessarily challenges us to explore the nature of truth.  If a bean bag is a bag filled with white beans sewn together to be tossed during backyard recreation then is it possible it might also be a bag containing coffee beans like the picture and so on?  Our perceptions can cause us to jump to conclusions that aren’t necessarily true in every instance.

The picture above does display my favorite kind of “bean bag” by the by.

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