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The perception-reality “gap”


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Session presented at Ignite Portugal #12,@LxFactory

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The perception-reality “gap”

  1. 1. The perception-reality “gap” <ul><li>Rui Dias Quintino </li></ul>
  2. 2. Are you watching closely? Source: Edward H. Adelson.
  3. 3. That’s amazing! isn’t it? Source: Edward H. Adelson.
  4. 4. How many F s can you find? Source: Michael C. Kearl
  5. 5. How many F s can you find? Source: Michael C. Kearl
  6. 6. Yes, that’s right, they’re 6 ! Source: Michael C. Kearl
  7. 7. &quot; Half the worry in the world is caused by people trying to make decisions before they have sufficient knowledge on which to base a decision.&quot; ~ Dean Hawkes
  8. 8. &quot;The brain and the eye may have a contractual relationship in which the brain has agreed to believe what the eye sees, but in return the eye has agreed to look for what the brain wants.&quot; ~ Daniel Gilbert, “Stumbling on Happiness”
  9. 9. Children: Top Parent Concerns (US) ~ Christie Barnes, “Paranoid Parents Guide” <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kidnapping </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Child Snipers, school shootings </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Terrorism </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stranger danger </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Drugs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Children: Top Real Threats (US) ~ Christie Barnes, “Paranoid Parents Guide” <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Car Accidents </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Homicide (+2/3 not a stranger) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maltreament or abuse ( +2/3 not a stranger) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Suicide </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Drowning </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Success Luxury Car Self image Ego Sex Being right Big house by the sea Money Lots of Money Shopping Travel The Lottery! Vacations Happiness?
  12. 12. &quot; If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden, or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi Desert. ~ W. Béran Wolfe
  13. 13. … pause slide… 
  14. 14. OK… But, can we use this perception-reality “gap” to our advantage?
  15. 15. … Be suspicious…
  16. 16. … Think less, “see” more…
  17. 17. &quot; The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life , which is required to be exchanged for it immediately or in the long run.&quot; ~ Henry Thoreau
  18. 18. Happiness = Perception(Reality) - Expectations ~ Tom Magliozzi (adapted  )
  19. 19. Not everything it what it seems… Take a chance! Fact is, you may be wrong! Try yourself at ignite! 
  20. 20. … “ De histórias mal contadas Anda meio mundo a viver Enquanto o outro meio Fica à espera de receber” … <ul><li>“ Dia de S. Receber” </li></ul><ul><li>Xutos & Pontapés </li></ul>