The way people view you and the way you present yourself is the impression you will leave behind. As you go about the business of carrying out your life people will make judgments about your appearance, personality and capabilities.
“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”
Perception = Projection
Things are not always what they seem and marketers and artists rely on this to make you see things the way they want you to see them. You can meet someone and they can tell you everything you want to hear without any hint of truth. Anyone can give off any perception they want. The world we see is a reflection of who we are and what we believe.
What people perceive is usually what they believe, and this is based on what they hear, see and think. Most of the time we cannot control what happens but we can always control our reactions.
A person can rent Audi and wear Branded Cloths just to have people think they are millionaires. This person is creating his own perception by creating a false illusion. It does not matter that this person isn’t a millionaire because you perceive him as one. This man is creating the reality that he is doing big things but in all honestly he may not be doing anything.
The entertainment industry is full of false realities. A ton of artists in the business pay for Facebook likes and Twitter followers on websites such as Fiverr.com. My friend who is an aspiring DJ has admitted he has done this on multiple occasions and has no shame. He knows the way the game works and is doing all he can to gain publicity and clout.
“When truth is blurred by lies and misinformation, perception becomes reality and all is lost.”
The bigger the artists the more followers they will have. This gives the perception of immense popularity, which these artists thrive on. This applies to actor like Rajnikanth who have so many follow.
People lie about things everyday in order to evoke a better persona. It’s important to be conscious of your perception, because if you’re not, someone else will create it for you. It’s your life you need to decide how you’re going to live it.
By: Neshar Mansuri (Sem I)