When I was a kid, I had no reference point to determine how much of the world I was naturally cognisant of. This being quite young, naturally. As i grew up, I had friends who would point things out or know things that they considered it 'normal' to be aware of, and I mean trivial things, like knowing that rugby happens on Saturdays, and perceiving that surfers were cool and knowing to wear clothes similar to them. This stuff took a while to filter through to me, the fact that I did not naturally follow it was an indication that I was not cool, at least to them.
Over the years I did eventually figure it out, though. And then I turned the game against everyone. I went the step further, went to university, and found things about the world that would make the 'average' person's head spin. I do that not to lord anything over people (for what benefit would that bring?) but rather to showcase the potential of humankind, for those that love themselves and others enough to realise that there is a better way to live - not to judge others, but to learn from them. Not to stand by old limitations of society. And this way, you notice a lot more about the world. So I might not seem typically observant to others, but that is because I listen where many do not. I think we could all do this if we tried.
As a result of all of these changes, I've noticed that I'm becoming a lot more relaxed in this world. I've been telling people I know lately just to chill out and deal with what's coming when it comes, for worrying incessantly is not going to bring the same results that calm preparedness will. Higher plane of existence? Maybe not quite. But definitely an alternative perception. One that, in some form or another, deserves at least experimentation.
Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. You may go back to perusing the Internet for porn now. :P