How does Perception shape truth?

Perception leads you in many directions.

The image below shows my perception on perception. It shows that whatever way you go or think, the truth about perception will be different.


Halsall, Steve. "Angels and Devils Control Your Fitness Levels." The Huffington Post UK. N.p., 22 Apr. 2013. Web. 19 May 2016.

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Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

“Perception is reality. If you are perceived to be something, you might as well be it because that’s the truth in people’s minds.” - Steve Young. Perception is the truth. Whatever way you look at it, you believe that's the truth. Bruno’s perception is shaped by the way he looks at his life. His dad is making them move and he doesn’t explain why or how long they are going to be gone. He just says its for his job. Bruno would know that the move is bad if he had a view of what his dad was doing there. Truth is the quality or state of being true. Bruno’s perception of the truth is that they are just moving. If he knew that they are moving to go help his dad be the commandant of the concentration camp and lives would be lost. Truth about the place would differ. “‘If the commandant asks, we’ll say that I cleaned Bruno up.’ Which seems terribly selfish to Bruno and a way for mother to take credit for something she hadn't done.” The evidence from the text does a good job showing three different perceptions and how it shapes the truth. Perception does shape truth.


Boyne, John. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: A Fable. Oxford: David Fickling, 2006. Print.

""Perception Is Reality. If You Are Perceived to Be Something, You Might as Well Be It Because That's the Truth in People's Minds." - Steve Young." Perception Is Reality. If You Are Percei by Steve Young. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 May 2016.

Perception in the Civil War

In the Civil War whose perception shapes truth? Both? In the Civil War there was two sides, the Confederates and the Union. The Union won. In this war there are two perceptions. Confederates are fighting to keep slavery. Union is fighting to preserve the country. The truth is different about what is right because the perception is different. The North is fighting for what is right but that's my opinion. This shows that perception shapes truth because of your point of view. Today we don't have slaves because someone's perception is right and the same. If your perception is different then the truth will also be.


"Civil War Stock Photos, Illustrations, and Vector Art." Civil War Stock Photos, Images, & Pictures. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 May 2016. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 25 May 2016.

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The Fault in our Stars by John Green

Live your life by truth not by perception. To me this means that perception and truth go together but truth is stronger and more people need to live by the truth not by their intake on a situation. By the facts. ‘I don’t need to get out more. And I can't be a regular teenager because I am a grenade.’ Moral means to be concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human character. Hazel's parents want Hazel to get out more and go to a illness group. Hazel thinks that is not moral because she is a ticking time bomb and she is going to go off any second. In other words she is going to pass away at any moment. The truth about Hazel’s condition is the same but the perception is different. Perception can shape the truth but it is not always going to. Also the love that Hazel and Augustus have is so true and inevitable. The perception her parents conceive is different because she is so young. There perception differs again and it's just life.


Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.

Perception is everywhere

Perception shapes truth everyday in my life. I know that if i have argued with someone then the perception is different and so is the truth. One example is that my mom and I have argued about whether I did good at my basketball game. She might think that I did good and I could disagree that i did bad and the truth is different. Also the perception because is different because i was playing the game and she was watching. The moment you change your perception is the moment the shape of the truth is different.

Girl, Stolen by April Henry

“We must look at the lens through we see the world, as well as the world we see, and that the lens itself shapes how we interpret the world.” -Stephen Covey. Griffin kidnapped Cheyenne’s car without knowing that she was in the back of the car. She is blind. Two perceptions are showed and the truth about the kidnapping is different. Griffin perception on the situation is that his dad made him steel the car to show his braveness. He did it so he wouldn't have to get beat by his father, Roy. Griffin think that it was all a mistake and know he has to figure out what he is going to do about the situation. Cheyenne’s perception is that a dangerous, gross, and illegal family kidnapped her and that she is the victim. She also knows about Griffins situation and doesn’t think that makes it right. Which it doesn’t. There are two victims in the story. Only one victim is noticed. Everyone's perception is that the family is horrible and that Cheyenne is kidnapped and they all should go to jail. Nobody know the TRUTH about the other victim. If they did their perception would be shaped differently. At the end of the book Cheyenne's perception changes a little she sees the good in Griffin and after everything takes his dog. 'Yeah, Duke. I begged my parents until they hired a dog trainer to find him in the woods and then work with him here. A women. He still doesn't like men very much.' This evidence shows that some people can change their perception for the best and the way you look at the perception shapes the truth even if your blind. Perceptions changes what you perceive and your reality.


Henry, April. Girl, Stolen. New York: Henry Holt, 2010. Print.

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Perception By Scarlet Keiller

He sat at his window

And looked out at the world.

What he saw terrified him

So he ran away,

But he was always drawn back to that same window.

That's the way it always was with him.

She walked out of her front door

And embraced the world

With open-armed eagerness.

What she saw excited her,

And she happily continued on her way.

That's the way it always was with her.

He sat alone at school,

Afraid of the darkness he saw in others

And the anger and hatred that pulsed through them

Like black blood in rotted veins.

They were all evil to him,

Because that's the way he always saw them.

She looked at everyone

With happiness in her eyes.

She couldn't help but see

The astonishing beauty of others

Wherever she went.

They were all perfect to her,

Because that's the way she always saw them.

While he only ever looked into the darkness,

She glanced up into the light,

And maybe all of the evil in his world

Could be washed away by the beauty in hers.


"Perception by Scarlet Keiller." Hello Poetry. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 May 2016.


This poem answers the question How Does Perception Shape Truth because it shows that perception shapes truth by your point of view and your attitude. The girl looked at it one way and the boy looked at it the other and the truth was shaped differently. The girls perception was shaped to be happy. The boys perception was shaped to be sad.