Our perception is subjective. Science repeatedly confirms that fact. We are animals, limited by our biological ability to perceive objective reality.
I want to mention two examples of this phenomenon because they surprise me. Maybe you can relate to them.
My work is cerebral. To perform it, my brain needs to be working. My mind will do what's necessary for a period of time; then it will stop. It gets overheated. I rest my brain when it's exhausted. The way I do that is to play solitaire on my office computer.
Solitaire is an old card game that comes loaded on most computers. I can play it without thought and that relaxes me. After a few hands, my mind is operating again and I can return to work.
The second illustration is my frequency of winning. My mind says I win some, lose some, and there's no set percentage to that. But I'm wrong. After a year of playing, I noticed that my computer said I was winning 13% of the games. I thought that was an odd coincidence. The next year it said the percentage was still 13%. And every year since then, I've won 13% of games. Over 27,405 times. But my mind does not recognize any pattern in my winning. I still don't perceive any set percentage of success. It seems random to me.
My computer is right; my brain is wrong. That happens more often to us than we realize.
Do you play solitaire? Do you ever experience what I'm talking about?