How Do We Know Colors?

A question that has long been on my mind… How do we know a color?

Think about it….

We are taught that Red is Red, but is red really RED?!?

Perhaps, the red that I see is actually a blueish color to you; you just learned that the blue is called red.

There is no way to truly get to the bottom of this debacle because the only way to describe a color that we see is to name it by the color we learned it to be called….

Describe the stripe on the far left.

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It is green right? Can you describe what green is though?

You could tell me it is the same color as grass, but what if I see grass as the same slightly different shade or color as this stripe? Green is not the same visually as the green you see..!

It just a highdea to consider when you see the world.

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