A Mind 's Eye : An Definition Of Absolute Reality Essay

1412 Words Nov 17th, 2015 6 Pages
Reality is a malleable concept that differs from individual to individual. Due to unique characteristics of personality and differences in how people perceive the world, there is no one definition of an absolute reality. The world around a person can be viewed through any lens the individual pleases. In Sack’s “A Mind’s Eye”, the reader is presented with the various realities of people that have gone blind and how each of them differ in how they choose to approach their blindness. Similarly, in Nafisi’s “Lolita in Tehran”, Nafisi and her students redefined their predicament of living under a totalitarian regime by finding meaning in taking conscious action and embracing their individuality. In Watters “The Mega-Marketing of Depression in Japan”, pharmaceutical corporations sought to shape the Japanese conception of mental health. In a sense, the power of perception is an interesting concept that is intertwined in all three texts. Imagination allows the blind to see when all that is in front of them is darkness and Nafisi and her students, to envision a world they have created for themselves free from the cruel reality that exists outside the classroom. Human creativity is a means of not only coping with the real world, but also trying to find meaning in the world, by defining it as you please through art, literature, and any form of human expression.
The backdrop of true reality against false reality can be painted on by the manipulative regimes and corporate forces of our…

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