ANais Nin: Quote Intrepretation

In your own words, explain the following quote by Anaïs Nin:
We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.

How is this? Does it sound okay? It is how I interpreted. Thanks.
It means that we do not see things how they are, but we see them how we want them to be. We see what we want to see. We use our own personal judgements and add that to our own concept of what we are seeing.


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  1. Right.

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    posted by Ms. Sue
  2. I am reminded of another quote, I think it was John Kennedy, but not certain.

    People believe what they want to believe.

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  3. Or a newspaper editor who said that people read with far more bias than reporters write.

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