The dress that went viral and why it matters

A dress went viral today, well rather a tumblr post about the colour of a dress did. Is it blue and black or gold and white? Some people swear gold and white whilst others equally swear blue and black. Others simply don’t care.

Ordinarily I would be the later but the thing is I am fascinated by perception and how two people could be looking at the exact same thing but see different things. Weird right?

If we take this fleeting viral dress to a deeper level we can use it as a metaphor on being  tolerant of each other. Arguments are often brought to surface over disagreements with most parties firmly believing that they are right. Take this dress for example. Both sides believe they are right but rather than arguing about whose right or wrong cant we just accept that people experience things differently?

Just something I am pondering over today..

 

Source:  Swiked/Tumblr

Source: Swiked/Tumblr


What do you think? What colour is that dress?

Vanessa Rose