“What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what sort of person you are.” – C.S. Lewis
I think that this quote from C.S. Lewis is more personal. The similarity is that they all have something to do with how an individual sees the world and how they go about living in the world we live in. Galileo, for instance, was someone who did not conform to the ways of the church and formulated his own thoughts and ideas about the universe. This, in the words of C.S. Lewis says something about the kind of person he was or where he came from. He was in a way an outsider and someone who “stood” in a different area than the rest of Rome, alongside the other scientists who supported his theory. I think that Galileo saw things differently than those around him literally and figuratively and that is why he was chastised and placed lower than everyone else in that particular society. Saying that what people hear and see places them into certain groups of people says something about how diverse societies people are and how many different mindsets can exist. For example, if you place two different people in front of something or project a certain sound towards them, there is the likelihood that their reactions, sense reactions, and overall thought processes differ. I think that this quote by C.S. Lewis is meant to signify more of the character of people and place emphasis on the fact that different kinds of people may have a different perspective on things of this world based on where they are coming from.