and you may see a rabbit. I Believe this shows the theory of what is true for you but not for me statement.Finally, Sayer says that “ It can sometimes be enlightening to look at an old subject in acompletely different way, borrowing concepts from other theories. This may improve the existing system“ (p 77). This existing system would hold to Sayer’s comments tha he rejects the view that each constructour own world. We may be looking at an old subject in a different way, but it is still the same subject nomatter which way you look at it. Since it would be impossible for people to look at an old subjectdifferently and will have a different perception of it, the decision of what is true for you and not true for mewill be decided based on the perception. Each time this is viewed, a new answer or perception will beseen. No one person will have a clear and exact answer. It all depends on interpretation. This brings upthe issue of the gestalt switch. Sayer argues that scientists cannot change paradigms. I believe that after reading and reviewing chapter 2 of Sayer’s book, I would have to agree with Sayer’s theory especially thestatement of what is true for you may not be true for me. I can relate this to my employment. Each teacher that works within my school views the child differently. I feel that because I am extremely educated (3Master’s degrees and almost half through my PhD) and have 20 years experience with inner city andtroubled children, I view them in a different way then say a teacher who has less experience and only abachelor’s degree. I can see and understand things that other teachers can’t. I believe that I was sent intothe inner-school for a purpose. That is whay I would have to say that we don’t construct our world, it isalready constructed for us.
ayer (1992) states that some people believe that Darwin’s theory of evolution is“’just a theory’ and ‘not fact’” (p. 45). I think the argument of what came first, thechicken or the egg is another theory open for discussion. To answer the question, Iaccept Sayer’s theory. We don’t construct our own world, it constructed us.Everything happens for a reason is a phrase we often hear. What may be true forme is not always true for you.Sayer (1992) states that “any conclusions on this matter depend on how we