The Theory of Reality.
In front of the amount and the complexity of information we are confronted with, we tend to reduce our cognitive effort and we use shortcuts that lead us to an approximate and distorted perception of reality.
The Theory of Reality by Zeloni Magelli (2010) states:
““Man cannot know reality. Reality is too complicated to survive in it without simplifying and tidying it, this process involves losing data.
This loss of data causes a distorted reality that is different from the original one.”
Each of us have our beliefs and even in front of the evidence that we are wrong we tend to deceive ourselves by better remembering information in line with our beliefs and forgetting the information that does not confirm them.
Reality therefore becomes our deception, a reality made up of cognitive consonances that previously were dissonances.
The wrong perception of reality obviously compromises the reliability of a teacher ‘s judgment on the advancement of a student and this affects the school – economy – work system, triggering a dangerous chain reaction.
Despite everything, this is not a “pessimistic” theory, because in fact it is not so important to know how things really are and to know the reality, the goal of every man is to succeed, trying to achieve happiness and make his own dreams come true.
«Some people will get very angry if we were not able to give a fair judgment, I belonged to that group of people, but I changed my mind.» Dr. Edoardo Zeloni Magelli
Lucky will be those people who will understand the true meaning of this theory.You can find part of my Theory of Reality on the book: Groups and Group Dynamics: Contact in the Intergroup and Prejudice