The world is not the way you think it is. It is, however, the way you know it is. The way you know deep inside, without belief or logic infusing their way into your inner, pure knowing.
Your beliefs, expectations, knowledge, are all built on your cultural exposure and analytic thinking. What you know comes from within; that part of yourself that a person may rarely if ever come in contact with, that aspect of yourself that the goal of many eastern religions and philosophies is to reach–your true self.
The way the world works is not how you think it does–it works exactly like you know it does.