Month: August 2012

Perception vs Perspective

I’ve been doing some thinking, I tend to do a lot of that of late….hmmmm….
Yeah, so recent experiences have put these two words in my head….Perception vs Perspective.
Now Webster or Oxford, whoever you speak with says:

Perception: is a way of regarding, understanding or interpreting something, a mental impression.

While Perspective: is a particular attitude towards or way of regarding something.

Now it’s very interesting and not at all surprising how I came to compare these two words together other than they both start with the letter P.
It has to do with the male and female interaction or female and male interactions…depending on how you look at it…

Now I think women tend to use perception more in how they make decisions and related to matters of the heart, eg. “It doesn’t look good for a married man to be hanging out every Friday night with the same women he used to before he was married”. So even thou you used to join him at said bar every now and then, he’s not alone with these women, his boys are there and he choose to marry you.
How it is seen becomes more important? That’s what she said…

So the war start….

But you (women) work with a few guys that are sweet on you and you are still friends with you ex from grade school, thou he never got over the break up…and wants you back every third Friday, depending on his mood.

The perspective is that you choose me, you are with me for the simple reason that you want to (ok that’s only one reason but this is the one we are addressing now), and I trust you even thou I don’t trust them, I’m not going to try and stop you from those social interactions.
I don’t care how it’s being seen…I care about what is!
A wise man told me it doesn’t become an issues until you make it an issue and when that happens….

Then war starts….

So I ask this, what’s more important? How it looks on the outside or how you look at it?
How you understand it or how you know it to be?

The argument could be said that it’s a logic versus emotions argument but that is also another way of looking at it.

But with everything, all facts should be taken into account before any decision is made no matter how you think about it…

Can I have you perception or perspective on this….?

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Bitching!!! Seriously….?

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So watching the Olympic games in the past couple of weeks has been a series of screams, missed deadline, excitement, heated arguments, resurrected bitter athletes that run their mouths more they could run a race now, bandwagonist, goat-mouthing, panic attacks, diaper rashes and momentary patriotism!

From the smallest tiniest thing to an outright riot of words…very colorful words, expressions and hand gestures….every bit of emotion has been dispelled in joy, hurt and anger.

My first observation of it was directed towards CVM. Where the signal chipped out from the broadcast for a millisecond, not even during a pivotal moment of the games but during a commercial and the words that were being flung at the TV in a chorus….
” a wey the…yo gi back TVJ dem what’s its not rights…wey dem f$&; idiot come from man, cho…” And this happens all the time even when it fades to black for said commercial.
Now mark you, maybe this happens all the time because I don’t watch TV I should just shut my what’s its not mouth cause TVJ is the best!
But not withstanding that a stream of pictures are taken transferred to 0s 1s, carried to whoever has all the rights up there in farin to show shit, they in turn shoot it up to space to a patiently waiting satellite in between all it floating and general not doing shit else with its $500 trillion self, shoots it back to our local equivalent of over worked monkeys running a circus (Circus Van Monkeys) and then it is broadcasted to the general public hopefully without one of the monkeys with the gift of speech not talk over it, to all 500 million of unu and y’all can’t miss 1 millisecond?

Next, the Athletes running in a heats to qualify for the final race for a medal in front of millions of people in the stadium and the other 501 million of unu (2 more of unu must born but the time mi finish this line, I know I said 2 but 1 died and had to be replaced) and the other millions of people watching all over the world, and your bile filled and wounded comment is,
“Why him haffi slow down at the finish line? Look how him mek them almost pass him? What a wukless bwoy, hope him drop pon him face next time and the $500,000 watch broke n stab him inna him foot!”
Seriously??? (OK maybe I added the last bit but in knew y’all were thinking it).

But unu not thinking that maybe he’s tired and the race has finished, He can finally relax for a bit, he did his best after all He’s been running and training for a month or so now, …Not that this is a heats/warm up and I will not kill out myself, so I can put the bit I held on to here into that race being my first time on this stage at this level, …not that it’s just running and I’m enjoying my right and freedom to do so…why would any of that matters when you are playing with people sitting on their asses million miles away watching at home/work/random tv emotions???

Third, why are these reporters looking to always talk some shit? Why are you talking to old bitter men, that had their time and need to just enjoy that they had a part in bring the sport to this level? Someone wanted to beat you that bad…not because they thought u were the bestess ever….but only to shut you the &$; up…they took every drugs they could find….and got caught!
Like with most interaction with “grandpa” eventually he’ll talk until he falls asleep or people stop listening to “Shit grandpa says” when dementia kicks in…Next!!!

Now seriously, you can say, a so the 510 million a unu tan it’s part of our culture like chicken back and white rice with butter (national dish), slack irresponsible dance hall music that everybody not in my crew fighting ‘gainst, tribalized politics….(hmm the best kind) and blatant corruption, the new norm.
Never mind that recently you had to watch the games from whatever community T.V. you could find even thou you hate the owners or if JPS decide say them gonna fall asleep on the job and blackout half of JA with not explanation the next day or if you are not fortunate enough to have a dish or recently cable, its 7 o’clock before you hear what happened.
You could say that if people never cuss they wouldn’t have made sure the feed gets better.
You could also say its all the passion, pride and expressive love we Jamaicans have.
You can say all that but it still means unu need to be more appreciative of how better things have gotten and the hard work that goes into giving you something to bitch about!