Missing Detail

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I recently stumbled upon this quick read about the surprising amount of detail in reality. I highly suggest reading through the article, its fairly short. The highlights for me were the following:

Another way to see that noticing the right details is hard, is that different people end up noticing different details.

Before you’ve noticed important details they are, of course, basically invisible. It’s hard to put your attention on them because you don’t even know what you’re looking for. But after you see them they quickly become so integrated into your intuitive models of the world that they become essentially transparent.

This means it’s really easy to get stuck. Stuck in your current way of seeing and thinking about things. Frames are made out of the details that seem important to you. The important details you haven’t noticed are invisible to you, and the details you have noticed seem completely obvious and you see right through them. This all makes makes it difficult to imagine how you could be missing something important.

and the kicker

If you wish to not get stuck, seek to perceive what you have not yet perceived.