You hear it all the time, “People only see what they expect to see,” and for anyone who watches any bit of politics it’s almost certainly obvious.
But what if that were all that was possible. That people could only ever see what they expected to see.
If it were so then it makes the role of imagination a little more apparent. Without it, there would be no way to see new things at all. No room to even attempt to perceive something new.
It also might shed a little insight into dreams, as they would therefore allow us to spend time seeing these expectations play out alone without reality.
Ironically, this would might restore our sense of reality rather than weaken it, as it would remind us that although we can only see what we expect to see, our expectations are not themselves reality.