I once envied those who were so sure of themselves and certain of their realities. Had they figured everything out while everyone else struggled? As I grew, I soon realized that those who were too certain made too many assumptions. Those who knew their reality only studied the details they were able to visualize through the lenses they wore.
Now I see that recognizing one’s own biases and prejudices is paramount. Understanding that perception forms each reality is freeing. It aids empathy and empathy allows for construction, for intelligence, and for love.