The eye works as a paintbrush, coloring the world with a palette of vitality. Unfortunately, the constant bombardment of external stimuli torpedoes our attention, bankrupting what’s interesting.
After all, the attention merchants plant eye candy and other UX wiles to captivate us and throw us into a ludic loop. But we can see our way through the artifice to avoid the delusion of our times. It’s not what we see but how we digest information, ignore the fodder, and redirect our focus on what’s important.
We desire a special kind of perception that is not soupy. One can’t see the forest for the trees without seeing several things jointly — how the individual parts connect, clash, and blur.
There is a well-intended space between the notes and poignancy at the edges, swaddling us into their spell. Hence the importance of resetting the dopamine balance to get us off the leash of commercial thought.
Cognizant of the psychological nudge, we refuse to let the marketers smuggle distractions into our heads. We probe carefully, create life intentionally, and exhaustively test any overprescribed vision.
The best way to goad the eye into visibility is through wide-eyed observation, to balance out that which conflicts or permeates a particular view. Under the trained eye, we latch onto a artful perception with the greatest wonder to avoid living someone else’s story.