He who confronts the paradoxical exposes himself to reality.

Reality is the actuality of things, what is really happening, without interpretation. Perception is that interpretation of the experience. .

Let's say for example that the reality of things may be that you are in a room with people talking very loudly. But perhaps your perception may be that these people are obnoxious and rude. This would be your interpretation of the situation. And so such is the nature of our perception of reality.

Our perceptions also get us into trouble with each other, because each of our perceptions is different, and yet we believe they are the same. We often believe that others have the same view as we do. Then we base our reality on that idea, and get ourselves into predicaments. If we would only realize that we all have our different perceptions, and that reality is often something entirely different, we would not have so many conflicts. .

I can know the existence of other minds by supposing that the behaviour of others stands in a relation to sensations which is analogous to the relation in which my behaviour stands to my own sensations.

[Mill, J. S. (Ed. Priestly, F. E. L.). (1963) Collected Works of John Stuart Mill. Prentice-Hall: Toronto].

When we look at something from a reality standpoint, we see things for what they really are, without the human associations and interpretations. It just is what it is. As soon as we attach emotions, feelings, thoughts, associations, etc then we change the reality into our perception. This perception isn't reality anymore.

Now, is it really real out there? Do objects, you, I, and other physical paraphernalia really exist outside our minds? Are objects or even our thoughts an illusion? .

We are sometimes deceived; therefore we could always be deceived!.