We see what we want to see!

I am a visual person, I like to visualize everything I am thinking of or I want to do. For that reason, I have a strong visual memory. Everyday when I leave my house I remember everything exactly where it was with every details. So if anything happened during my absence and alter that I would know immediately. Few days ago, I return from work as usual and the first thing I would do after removing my shoes and jacket is to raise the temperature of my central heater. I went there to put it up, but I was surprised to see it  already set to 21 which the usual temperature that I am used too. The first thing crossed my mind was “maybe I forgot to lower it in the morning before leaving to work, so no need to panic. And why would a thief put the temperature up?!”. I felt more relaxed with that idea and I went to kitchen to prepare my dinner. The first thing that I noticed was the towel that I used to clean the sink is still wet! That raised a question again inside my head but I said to myself “You know that it is cold and things take time to dry, and again why would a thief clean the kitchen?!”. Then I noticed another thing odd, the hand of my water sink was set to the maximum, and usually I don’t put it like this or never. Also, once I opened it; directly a hot water came out. At this moment I stopped and said to myself ” definitely there was someone in the apartment and he left before my arrival with few minutes, how come then the water came that hot directly!” For a moment I wanted to panic but deep inside me the person that was here  didn’t mean any harm! Then I remembered, and I started to laugh. My landlord called me in the morning and asked me if he can come to the apartment and check the central heating for annual maintenance while I am at work :)! Now everything make sense to me.

When I think about what happened again, I see how sometimes we see things happening on front of us, screaming on our face saying there is something wrong happening here, but we intentionally ignore them because we don’t want to believe that thing is happening and we only want to see what we want to see!

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