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comment by ThatFanficGuy
ThatFanficGuy  ·  232 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A question regarding perception.

I've experienced something like what you describe. Sometimes, I get flashes of completely different perspective on something and go "Wow... It's like that?". The thing turns another facet of itself to me, and I can see it in a different light.

It's different from realizing something. Realization comes organically, with a reasonable degree of infallibility. You can somewhat trace it to points in the thought train, even if it's a long-ass path. This, whatever this is, comes at you like a car crash: completely unexpected, sudden and it hits quite a bit with the knowledge it reveals. Maybe it's the same process psychologically, but the effect seems too different.

Does that sound like something you experience?

mk  ·  232 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Less defined than that, although I know what you are talking about. See my response to kb.