ToK essay- we see and understand things not as they are but as we are

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“We see and understand things not as they are, but as we are.”This statement is fathomable to an extent since we as individuals are moulded by society. There are two ways of knowning I would like to illustrate, belief and truth. In a human’s mind there is a very fine line between the two, and with progressive reexamining of facts even “truth” is being altered. To a believer, the belief is a truth and that is how myths become legendary. Also
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perception is an important element of our gained “knowledge”. Two different individuals who have had very dissmiliar experiences will have various opinions regarding a vast amount of things this is why some people have arachnophobia but others are completely comfortable around spiders. This shows that perception plays a great role in the making of the foundations of our society. The example I would like to throw light upon is the contreversial subject of cannibalism. Suprisingly, the single most influential factor that drives people into becoming a cannibal is social pressure. But we as a produce of a civilised society think ...

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