Most people that see the photo of the marble below, only see the marble. We all do it, seeing only part of the picture , or only hearing part of a conversation . A great deal of that has to do with how we are raised by our family and what we learn in life.
For example people that move here from wet climates tell me this is a dry and lifeless place to live. They do not see the lizard or the snake, the jackrabbit, or the hawk chasing the jackrabbit behind them . Life is everywhere if you only look and listen. It is the same reason why we have not found life elsewhere in the universe.