My Reality Is Virtual!

My Reality Is Virtual!

My Reality Is Virtual!

Someone once quipped,

“A lot of my reality is virtual!”

Whether or not you can say the same thing today living on Twitter and Facebook…, I find it is true that a lot of my reality is the way I perceive it. Let me explain what I mean with a true story.

In the “Journal of the American Medical Association,” Dr. Paul Ruskin
demonstrated how our perception of reality (not actually what is going on,
but how we perceive it) determines how we feel about it.


"A lot of my reality is virtual!"

While teaching a class on the psychological aspects of aging, he read the following case to his students:

The patient neither speaks nor comprehends the . Sometimes she
babbles incoherently for hours on end.

She is disoriented about , place, and time. She does, however, respond to her name. I have worked with her for the past six months, but she still shows complete disregard for her physical appearance and makes no effort to assist her own care.

She must be fed, bathed, and clothed by others.

Because she has no teeth, her food must be pureed. Her shirt is usually soiled from almost incessant drooling.

She does not walk. Her sleep pattern is erratic. Often she wakes in the middle
of the night, and her screaming awakens others.

Most of the time she is friendly and happy, but several times a day she gets quite agitated without apparent cause.

Then she wails until someone comes to comfort her.

After presenting the case, Dr. Ruskin asked his students (the majority of
whom had no interest at the present time to enter a care-giving profession)
how they would like caring for this person.

Most of them said they would not like it at all.

He then said that he believed he would especially enjoy it and thought that they might, also. He passed a picture of the patient around for his puzzled students to see. It was his six-month- daughter!


He passed a picture of the patient around for his puzzled students to see. It was his six-month-old daughter!


Most of the students had already made up their minds that they would not like caring for such a patient.

But the age of the patient, rather than the actual duties, made the task seem fun and enjoyable! When they thought the task might be fun, they were positive about it, though their reaction just  moments before was quite negative.In other words, they made up their minds not to like something they might actually enjoy very much.

You and I have numerous tasks ahead. 

How will you look at them today?

As pleasant or unpleasant?

As chores or as fun?

When you think you may actually enjoy them — you probably will!

Author:- Steve Goodier



“I’ve got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”
~ Barack Obama

“You’ll seldom experience regret for anything that you’ve done. It is what you haven’t done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an for the present moment. Seize every second of your and savor it. Value your present moments. Using them up in any self-defeating ways means you’ve lost them forever.” 

~Wayne Dyer  Author and Speaker