I had an interesting conversation with my wife the other day. She had been working on her new website intently for the past few weeks. We’ve had a number of conversations about it, edits over dinner, morning coffee etc. Then after a few more revisions she paused and said, “it really doesn’t feel like you have been very helpful!”

I could feel my face turn red, in a matter of seconds I was ready to launch a counter attack with proof, dare I say — evidence of all that I had done! My perception was correct and under attack, and her perception was wrong. Right! Or was it?

We can get trapped in polarizing arguments over whose perception is accurate. Why is it that we have such a tight grip on Our perception and why is it so difficult to relate to a perception that is contrary to our own?