Seasoned detectives will readily acknowledge that when interviewing witnesses to a bank robbery, the bank customers will confidently report the events per their perceptions often sharing one fact only, the number of robbers.
What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what sort of person you are. ~ C.S. Lewis
In other words we see things through a narrow prism, sufficient to understand that our prejudices lead us to formulate our beliefs.
Stretching our mind is a life enhancing pursuit encouraging us to be mindful of the experiences of others, informing us that maintaining an open mind provides us with lessons unavailable to those who are convicted by their self incarceration in a cell locked by certainty.
Perception is not always a reflection of the truth, but more about the context of the moment in a small window of time. ~ Anon
Extra sensory perception is that awareness that we can see beyond that which our senses normally provide for our understanding.
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.~ Rene Descartes
The hyper rationalists among us often quote the age of reason, or the age of enlightenment when arguing against any thought that there is such a reality as the divine mystery. Ironically the leading light of the European Enlightenment was a French Catholic despite his long, and arduous disagreements with the French Catholic hierarchy argued rationally in support of belief in God. (1)
Where there is doubt, there is room for change in the way we think, and in the manner that we relate to our fellow human being. Learning that we have much to learn does not invalidate the benefits attached to a university diploma, merely invites us to remain committed to the thought that our learning days only cease when we draw our last breath.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. ~ Mark Twain