How Our Perceptions Affects Our Emotions and/Or Actions

How Our Perceptions Affects Our Emotions and/Or Actions

I’m considering perception … how our perceptions affects our emotions and/or actions.
Years ago, a person moved to into a small home a couple blocks way from the ocean. She was thrilled to move there ….She could see waves crashing from some of her windows and she could hear the soothing sound of the foghorn. But the first night she slept there, she awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of dogs barking. Lots of dogs, she thought it must be a kennel. All night long, dogs barking very loudly. It kept her awake for hours … that night and the next night and the next … She couldn’t understand why people were allowing that commotion to go on.

Finally, she’d had enough. One night, about 2 in the morning, she got out of bed, got dressed, got in her car and started to drive toward the sound of the barking dogs. She was going to find that kennel; Not sure what she was going to do when she found it, but she planned to somehow make them stop that racket.