Originally Posted by cdn2wheeler
But my "reality" and your "reality" has little, if any influence, on the object we're perceiving, whether it's a chair or a situation or a person. The object is, regardless of our perceptions of it.
If I perceive the chair as comfortable, I sit in it. If I perceive it as uncomfortable, I put it in the trash and it is destroyed at the junkyard. So how is it that my perception of the chair does not affect its reality?