I also thought the world revolved around me, but that turned out to be more correct than me having perfect eyesight. I said, lets see who can first spot the ferry’s name. I expected to win as I was the main character of the world.
All of us construct our own view of the world a set of lenses we see the world through.
Our beliefs are mental constructs we use to interpret the world. The mind is a network of these beliefs, like a city is a network of roads. Like a car can only drive through streets, we can only think through our beliefs. Our constructs, or beliefs, are the only streets our thoughts are free to move in. A well constructed web of constructs can take a person through more of the city of experiences. A rigid web of constructs takes us through the same roads every day. Our bosses are stupid; our little sisters are evil; the weather is bad; He should respect me; I have the right to.
We create constructs by finding contrast and similarities. All these constructs stupid, evil, respect are two-way streets. Stupid and not stupid; evil and not evil; respect and not respect. Similarity and contrast. The more we walk up and down these streets by judging, the more familiar we become with these streets, and the more automatically we walk them. Soon, we judge everyone as evil or not evil. Respectful or disrespectful. Throughout life we add layers of these lenses on top of our biological lenses.