We have all seen it by now! The dress that folks see differently at the same time. Some see white and gold and some see black and blue. I immediately saw black and blue but there were a couple of times I looked again and [wouldn't you know it] that sucker what white and gold [teeth suck]. Weird! I attributed my ability to see both to the fact that I so often am so even tempered in life I can see both sides of the picture; both figuratively and literally. It was interesting that others there were the passionate "either/or" peeps then there were a couple of "I can seen both" individuals like me. This whole color and absence of color picture is pure scientific trickery, at its best, as explained in the article on www.wired.com The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress by Adam Rogers. It also divulges the harsh truth that the dress is indeed black and blue. I encourage you to read it. It is really detailed, scientifically, about why your brain tells you what you see. If you know me, however, I think its deeper than the scientific explanation.
Agreement is an affirmed giving and taking of ideas; some of which will by contrary to your own. I just made that up [blank stare] but I like the flow of that. Essentially it is true. However,when there is no affirmation then that is when disagreement or the "agree to disagree" comes into play. I watched people hold steady and staunch on their color selection of this dress; unwilling to even consider that what they were seeing could be inaccurate [disagreement]. I saw others chose their color selection and kind of listen to the possibility that someone could see something different but still remained un-wavered [agree to disagree]. Then there were those [me included] who put forth some serious effort to see the dress both ways. Are those three aforementioned different scenarios easily applicable to how we, as people, deal with thoughts adverse to our own? No, really? Ask yourself [if you had the opportunity to participate in a discussion about the color of this dress] is the style in which you debated the color this dress the same way you attack a different point of view or adversity. For me, I can honestly say "yes". I was kinda proud of my ability to see things [the dress] both ways and to be in agreement with those who saw something different. Their "right" was equally as important to mine. I was not so eager to prove them wrong. I could not rule out that there was a possibility that both answers were correct. Guess what? No matter what you saw you were correct in seeing it because although your brain receptors could have been [or actually was] playing tricks on you there was validity [at that moment] to your reality.
I leave with this...agree, disagree or agree to disagree - the dress is black and blue and not white and gold. There is no wavering in that truth. It has been proven. The caveat to that is that what people see when they are looking for the truth realistically is different. We can not be so quick to discount the other perspective; perspectives. When you open yourself up to other methods of thinking [of thoughts] you will be able to see things differently, objectively and multi-faceted. This will set you apart from the rest. Okay, carry on.
Read The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color by clicking here.