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Is objective evaluation possible if you are very attached to the subject?


Someone 1: She is my girl….see her blue eyes, speaking our love.

Someone 2: What’s there in that caty eyes..I don’t see anything..seems you are lost in her love..

Hmm.. there are certain facts which we need to accept as such. Say for example, pure water is colorless always…do you see it differently?

Said that, many a times we are driven by emotions or passions and we miss to evaluate things objectively..

Actually can we really do an objective evaluation when we are too much attached to the subject?..and moreover we all are biased in some way or other…And see different things in the same image as posted here

Author: Akhila

Akhila is a plant-woman breathing poetries, a self motivated life long learner decoding signs from the universe and a blogger bleeding out all the intoxicated imperfections of her soul through words. Her works have been featured in several online publications and anthologies. She is the founder and sole contributor of wordsandnotion and qualitynotion.

46 thoughts on “Is objective evaluation possible if you are very attached to the subject?

  1. I think some subjects are hard to be objective about. I suppose it is about engaging our critical brain thought processes and try I g to keep an open mind

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  2. I am very emotionally attached to the P vs NP computer problem because of its complexity and paradoxicalness. By being objective, I become increasingly closer to the “subject”. The same can also be said about humans. I can only help X out of his misery if he lets me examine him without the slightest embellishment of his character. By being objective I am solving a problem, him.

    I think the world would be a much better place if we treated problematic, confused humans (they would first have to tell us that they’re in need) like mathematical equations or rubik’s cubes. If we remain subjective, (attributing positive or negative claims, statements to his or her character without evidence) we will only add to his or her characters obscurity. That has never helped and will never help.

    Thank you for your little blog! You’ve inspired me to write one now about a similar subject! 🙂

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    • I liked your analogy with Rubik’s cube..I accepts your points..but still I wonder how is that possible for you to do an objective evaluation while being attached


  3. I think not!
    If someone is so attached then objectivity is surely lost.

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  4. It’s nearly impossible to do an objective evaluation when you have the slightest attachment to the subject in question. However if anyone’s capable of that, then they are extraordinary humans indeed. Not everyone is capable of doing that.

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  5. Sometimes mind do resist to see anything beyond the obvious that’s when the situation mentioned by you arises ..

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  6. Your post reminds me of the ‘blue eyes’ that speak volumes in novels. But your interpretation, wow!
    Is not that human nature, to ignore the shortcomings of your loved ones and only see shortcomings in the ones that you don’t fall in the ‘tolerable’ category? It is how we choose to see it, alley Akhi?

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  7. Yes it happens with me. The people who are good by heart always seems beautiful to me. Though others don’t agree with me.
    Physically we Atleast me notice only those who are strangers to me otherwise all known one look beautiful or otherwise only based on their inner beauty.

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  8. Yes true.. this bias makes us say things which we probably don’t mean at all.

    Otherwise why do the same blue eyes or lovely hair etc etc turn awful if you fall out with that person…

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  9. Is it about needing perspective?

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  10. True..we never see or ignore negative things of people or things we love too much

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  11. I think we as humans can never be totally unbiased. A little bit of favouritism does hint our decisions.

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  12. Humans can’t really be humans without being biased. If we were not biased this world would be different

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  13. Actually, since we all are biased, the true meaning of objectivity also differs for each one of us. Something which is logical and objective interpretation for you might not be for me. Am I right, Akhila 🙂

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    • Ah..that’s the subjective way of approaching things… Still there are certain facts which will be same for you, me and anyone as long it is unapproved.. Like stars appear in night only as long as we have sun in day time

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  14. Things that are close to us are we are in love with ,we tend to ignore imperfections or have a tendency to see it as too perfect .

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  15. that’s the basic of novels. If they don’t use colors in eyes how will they distinguish key characters from sidechicks!!

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  16. We often judge a book by its cover rather than going through its contents..the same happens with us humans.. our perceptions matter more than the facts that are just as visible as we perceive.

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    • True that..we are living in a world of perceptive images..in fact the same happened with me, I mean I never opened a particular book just because of the cover…😉..anyway covered it and started to read it recently as suggested by one of my friends

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  17. Yes, I agree…we see things better than they actually are and overlook and ignore the weaknesses and faults of those whom we love so much!
    Sometimes it makes us do a better objective evaluation, but sometimes I feel it forms a curtain and hides the reality and builds up false images in the mind..=/

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  18. Yes dear we are all biased, only love what we want to see otherwise all are not upto our mark and then we gossip and talk about that person or community. We need to rise above all these things which have no meaning if we want to live a life of love and bliss.

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  19. Favoritism. We tend to see things and people perfect when we love them, I guess. 🐰😮

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