The first and most provable difference between you and everyone else on the planet is that no one is constructed like you. Your body is different from anyone who has ever lived or will ever live – different on the inside and out.
No person on earth comprehends things like you do. No one constructs sentences like you do or reacts to these words the way you do. You have your own absolutely unique way of comprehending people, places, things, words, and events.
Let me give you an example: If you hear a baby cry your reaction will depend completely on whether or not you are the mother of the baby or just someone passing by. A mother will have a sense of urgency and take action while a passer-by will likely just keep walking.
Here’s why: everyone sees things from a different perspective, endows things with different meanings, and assigns different values to every person and thing they encounter. Let’s look at each of those individually.
Perspective: You think differently than others because of your unique perspective. No one sees things precisely from the same point-of-view that you do. The most common example of this is blind men feeling different parts of an elephant. Each one believes his description is correct and the others wrong. Yet, all are correct and all are wrong. It’s a matter of perspective.
Meaning: You think differently from others because you assign your own unique meaning to things. In any town square in the world, the appearance of a cross (the symbol of Christianity), or a Star of David (the symbol of Judaism), or a crescent moon (the symbol of Islam), would each cause a totally different reaction from the individuals who view them because of the varying meanings they assign to each icon.
Values: You think differently because your values are different. What you see or experience becomes good or bad, right or wrong, important or unimportant, repulsive or attractive, dangerous or safe, humorous or boring, etc. based on your values that flow from your morals, religion, customs, ethnicity, social class, etc.
Does this mean that you have your truth and I have my truth? Certainly not! You can believe the earth is flat or that Elvis is still alive if you want to – that doesn’t make it true. You can “feel” that something is real but feelings don’t authenticate anything except feelings. Even seeing something doesn’t make it true. Ask any three eyewitnesses to a car accident to tell you what happened and each of their stories will differ to some degree, yet there is only one accurate and complete narrative of what happened.
So when it comes to thinking, your thoughts are yours and your perception is unique to you. So it is best to test your judgment with objective facts, compare meanings and values with reality, and keep an open mind to the possibility of misperception. And most important, remember the human tendency is to always see things your way.

Author's Bio: 

Main Areas: Motivation, Inspiration
Best Sellers: Handbook for Citizen Journalists
Career Focus: Author, Speaker
Affiliation: Tidbits Media, Inc.
Ron Ross’ first job was as a newspaper delivery boy for the Omaha World Herald in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He earned his first byline front-page story as a writer for his high school newspaper. While in high school, he served as a citizen journalist by reporting all of his high school sports scores to a local radio station.

After high school, he entered college and graduated from Nebraska Christian College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1965 and was called to pastor Glasco Christian Church in Kansas, and then took his wife and two children to Zambia (in central Africa) for seven years of in-service to his denomination as a missionary.

Upon return to the United States he pastored churches in Nebraska, Texas and Colorado. He completed work for a Master of Divinity Degree at Creighton University and a Doctor of Theology degree at Biblical Life College & Seminary.

He wrote the book, Your Family Heritage, a Guide to Preserving Family History, which was considered one of the seminal resources for oral history taking. He has lectured often on the subject for the Colorado Historical Society.

He has written numerous articles for a variety of periodicals, been a columnist for his county newspaper and active in his community in a variety of ways. He published several official football annuals for major universities and was the editor/publisher of Business Trend Magazine.

More recently, he was the owner of Tidbits of Douglas County (Colorado), an entertainment weekly that he sold after 13 years as owner/publisher. While a Tidbits publisher he served as the “Dean” of Tidbits University, a three-day program that teaches new publishers how to publish a successful Tidbits paper in their communities. Dr. Ross wrote the training program and taught new Tidbits publishers for several years. He continues to participate in each Tidbits University as a guest lecturer. He writes a weekly motivational/inspirational column that is published in several papers and was repurposed as a brief motivational video and posted on YouTube.

Dr. Ross and journalist Susan Carson Cormier co-authored the only book for active and aspiring citizen journalists, Handbook for Citizen Journalists. It provides citizen journalists with the help they need to write, produce and publish news about their local communities. The book has received world-wide distribution and is available as an e-book. For more information on this 210-page book, CLICK HERE.

Presently, Dr. Ross and his wife publish Tidbits of Greeley Colorado and he is the host of the weekly radio show, Tidbits Radio, broadcast on 1310KFKA, Greeley.

He lives with his wife of over 50 years in Loveland, Colorado, USA