Ownership - Self-directed support not only supports people to have more choices in their lives, but full ownership of their lives. Ownership implies more than just decision making. It means the individual is the final and total authority on their own life. Opportunity – Many people have limited opportunities to experience many aspects of life. Self directed support expands those opportunities e nabling and encouraging individuals to explore the possibilities that are present within their communities.
Chapter- 1 Balance Our senses are so innovative that we are able to perceive certain characteristics in an object, such as size, position and coordination. In seeing things our brain automatically conveys the position of the object, we do not require measuring instruments to sum up weather a disk inside a square lies off center or not. We do not perceive object as being in isolation, rather we allocate each object to the whole environment. Another aspect is that visual experience is vigorous. When we visualize something we do not see it as being static, we also comprehend its interactions and tensions with regard to the environment.
Such contemporary thoughts include the idea that imagination is much more than an image or a “mental” photograph, but a portal to another place that allows it’s creator to entirely experience it. A simple image encaptures the two dimensional appearance of a moment in time. Imagination, however, is a tool that allows a person to transport themselves entirely to the place of their own desire or creation. It enables them not to simply observe an image they form, but to experience it. This reading is established from my close analysis of the text’s descriptive language and imagery.
Beside the physical is the contextual. It is the area of feelings, citizens, residents and visitors. It is what gives places their ‘life’ and directly shapes our experience. This existing context is not constant, but changes over the time. This changing, however, does not mean that it becomes completely different.
Perceptual consistencies are important in allowing us to experience continuity. They are responsible for allowing us to perceive objects in a consistent manner, despite the fact that the angles and distance from which we see theses objects is constantly changing. Without perceptual consistencies, our world would be a very confusing place, and it would be hard for us to adapt to our environment. Scientifically put, visual constancy allows us to focus on the permanent features of objects, rather than the changing retinal images. For example, we are able to identify our friends and family members by their permanent features and markings.
However, even thought we might admire the sun setting through our eyes, it is the emotional and aesthetic reaction we have to the sight which gives the experience its meaning. As humans we have the capacity to respond to our experiences emotionally, and we understand that they encompass far more than mere survival. Therefore, we should not over-look personal experiences which cannot be verified by use of our physical senses and declare them meaningless, as our complex emotions are a trait of being an authentic human and is something that we learn and grow from greatly. Furthermore, an emotion itself can be seen as an experience as our minds interact with external forces. In Swinburne's “Is There a God?” he argues that if a god really exists, he would want us to have
My preference in learning about life is through my own personal experience. The advice from others can be more realistic and reliable but it varies from person to person;however, individual personal experience enhances your maturity. Learning through personal experience is preferable because experience is more memorable and essential in life. Advice from my personal experiences are don’t interfere with other peoples conflicts because you might get hurt. Another personal experience is learning how to drive and being aware on the road.
Senses also trigger emotional responses within us that differ from person to person. These emotional responses mean we associate what we sense with these elements of the world, and we acquire a personal knowledge and opinion of the world. All our first impressions and feeling of the world are acquired through the means of our senses. These impressions are our first take of the universe, we believe what we see and analyze it in our own personal way. Human beings trust their own senses.
This is a type of thinking which explains an action and it is closely related to procedural memory. The ability to remember and create new memories seems to define our life and who we are but how can we organise all the thought and make sure they don’t turn into a complete chaos? Firstly, we can organise our thoughts by using mental images which helps us remember verbal and written information better by making mental pictures in our mind. It is very helpful to use unusual and colourful images as this helps to fix and recall the information in our mind. It is easier to forget blunt and ordinary images.
By realizing these ideas it means that something or someone triggers that idea in the mind and makes an individual think or acknowledge it. Once this realization has occurred, that is when an idea is truly formed; once these ideas are formed, they will remain with a person. Not only do objects create ideas or images, but sensations such as hot or cold, happy or sad do as well. Locke categorizes these types of ideas as “Sensation.” After explaining about experiences and the realization of ideas through objects and sensations, Locke describes that the human mind develops another kind of idea. He suggests that more ideas are formed from the realization of our mind’s own operation.