Maybe we all have a different perception of colors : what if where i see what i call green or yellow or red, some people see something completely different, but just call it the same thing? We could never know.

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Wed, 06/09/2010 - 5:52pm


Tue, 06/08/2010 - 11:43am
cyberjoey Says:

I have seriously thought this since 6th grade and everybody I tell thinks thats a stupid idea. But it makes since because we're shown things that are "green" and told "THIS IS GREEN" no matter what we see, or brain will learn that is green.

Tue, 06/08/2010 - 1:41pm
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Wed, 06/09/2010 - 3:35pm
djonkoman Says:

I've had this thought since I was 6 or so too, and when I told it to a friend once he said he had it too:p (he only recently smoked for the first time and that's still his only time and has been stoned only 3 times, other times from baked goods, but I always thought he would be perfect as stoner since he already does have the right kind of humour and the right life philosophy/attitude:p

never heard of anyone else who had it tough(but just not heard they had it, not heard to didn't have it) until I came to this site and now I see it frequently:p

so don't let the government now this or they will use it to test children for risk of becoming a stoner:p

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 4:20pm
Aaqilah. Says:

I hear people say this all the time.

Excuse me while i kiss the sky..

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 4:57pm
ToonArmy Says:

Random fact about green: it is the easiest for our eyes to take in. Yellow is the hardest.. Just a bit of knowledge for ya

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 3:34pm

its the easiest for our lungs to take in too haha

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 8:01am

hahaha, well there ya go, life mystery solved.

all my life i didn't really know what my favorite color was, but when asked, id just say green...i never had a reason, that was just the random color i sticked with.

but now, i have a reason behind my actions :)
thanks dude, you helped me understanda little more about who I am!

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 6:04pm

actually since we learn colors names from teachers and parents...we all must call them the same thing

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 6:08pm
lifechild Says:

There's a quote from The Matrix, I think in the first movie, that was similar to this except in the context of taste, rather than color. I'm too googled to stone it right now, but it had something to do with "...What if what I think tastes like chicken, you think tastes like something else? Maybe that's why everything tastes like chicken...", something like that.

Oh guess I have to hit the Submit button..

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 10:54am
rayamato1 Says:

"im too googled to stone it right now" lmao please tell me your joking

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 6:15pm
beachbum53 Says:

holy shit! iv beeen thinking this for so long but i couldnt put it into words that made sence lol

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 6:33pm

i have always thought that
its mind blowing

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 6:34pm

Dude, I've had the same exact thought. And going along with that, what if we all actually have the same favorite color, like there's one best color but everyone has a different name for it because their perception is different? I tried explaining this to my friend in like seventh grade or something and she just thought I was crazy...

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 10:00pm
asdfsdf318 Says:
Wed, 06/09/2010 - 6:35pm

well all a color is is a reflection of a certain shade of white light, so what may appear green to me may appear maybe yellow green to someone else but it wont be a completely different color to another person you just might see the same color slightly off like if you have color deficiency blue may appear as a deep purple but you wont see red if somethings green and by the way chartreuse is the easiest color for your eyes to take in

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 6:49pm
gordy-17 Says:

dude, i've always thought that.
and color blind people, probably aren't actually color blind.

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 6:50pm

dude! omg ive thought about that so many times! its so weird knowing other people think the same way. :)

dude! what does mine say?! sweet! wat does mine say?! dude!

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 6:57pm
Wed, 06/09/2010 - 7:15pm
GreenLove Says:

Woah, I've always thought about this too! I'm glad to know others have abstract thoughts like this. We can all agree that the HighDEAS logo is green, but if I were to look through another's eyes, it may look like my orange. Mind blowing.

Stay lifted ;)

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 7:41pm
Iwanabagel Says:

Yeah alot of people have had this though me included I got into a debate with a friend over it and scientificaly speaking since light is just different wavelengths of radiation we should all see the same colors

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 8:08pm
P.S. Says:

I've thought this too! The thought of sight itself trips me out

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 8:10pm
JIG1207 Says:

Not to sound like a dick, but honestly I'm so fucking tired of this highdea. This must be the most frequently posted highdea of all time. It literally gets posted like once a day at least. PEOPLE PLEASE LOOK AT THE SIMILAR POSTS SECTION BEFORE YOU POST YOUR HIGHDEA.

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 2:57pm
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Wed, 06/09/2010 - 8:15pm
DamnBot Says:

I thought of that, but then i thought about how diffrent colours are supposed to give you diffrent moods and feelings and such, and i that wouldnt be as legit.

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 8:17pm
DamnBot Says:

and also theres the whole colour blindness thing with those tests, those wouldnt work.

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 8:34pm
Wed, 06/09/2010 - 8:51pm
b4u2d0 Says:

I always thought the same damn thing, it's so damn trippy

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 9:35pm
molleh Says:

ohh damn, i remember thinking something like this in high school.
great minds think alike :)

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 9:58pm
asdfsdf318 Says:

dude. i cannot tell you how many times i've brought this up to people and they just don't get it. great minds, bro.

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 10:07pm
zazazayou Says:

you would still be able to find out i think. say weed looks green to me and i call it green. but to you it looks red, but you call it green. then for you, there would be less noticeable shades of color between weed's color (red to you) and, say, orange (cus red is closer to orange then green).

we talked about this in philosophy class. apparently some scientist found some evidence that a few people do have this color switchy problem with red and green, mostly in guys.

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 10:08pm
dryhumpergerard (not verified) Says:

i've been thinking about that forever!

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 10:41pm
kushalush Says:

i literally think about this all the time. and also if we look completely different to someone else, or that every single person speaks a different language, but the fact that we all perceive them differently, we would never know.

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 11:14pm

Holy Crap the sky cold be Purple!

Hammers and Sickles, Yeah.........I Gots Dem'.

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 12:12am
edogz123 Says:

DUDE!!!! I've always wondered about this! HoLy sHiT!!

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 12:30am
Cooter Says:

I think everybody's had this idea before. We all just sound like idiots trying to explain it, so thank you. haha

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 1:03am
Lethy Says:

Wtf I was -just- talking about this with my step-brother the other day. I was considering submitting it. You saved me the effort, shared my laugh, and blew my mind from submitting this. Kudos.

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 1:17am

Dude I have thought this forever!! I told my friend one day and he said I blew his mind.... Ha but seriously how do we know we all see red the same way.. We know its red because that's what we learned but our eyes. May see it differently.. Craziness I tell you craziness!

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 10:50am

Dude! I've been wondering the same thing since I was little. I used to wonder if I was retarded too and didn't know it. Cus they don't really know that they're different. So how would I know?

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 5:07pm
huthuty1 Says:

this is the third time ive seen this highdea

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 7:43pm

i have tried to explain this idea to people so many times and no one ever gets it. THANK YOU :D

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 1:27am
KayJay420 Says:

i just like the fact that you used the colors "green yellow and red" for the examples :)

Tue, 01/18/2011 - 6:55am
NickGir Says:

This is called Synesthesia, for the most part. Some people taste foods and see colors, or read words and see colors, or hear sounds and see colors or anything like this. (yes to everyone saying color blind, thats part of it some people might not be able to see blue and theyll see gray.) but yeah, Synesthesia is when your Visual, Auditory and Olfactory/Gustation and possibly touch (not sure about touch) senses are mixed/crossed. It's actually very interesting.

I learned about this in highschool psychology. It was very intriguing. I tried to find the video I saw originally but this one is still very informative.


Fri, 01/06/2012 - 7:54pm
Mr.Verde Says:

ive seriously thought about this! its crazy we'll like never know

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 3:52am

I thought of this on day when I got a color wrong in French class and this idea now follows me whenever I think about our perceptions of reality.