“We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are.” ~ Anais Nin
Perspective is an interesting concept. In an artistic sense, perspective can give a two-dimensional object the look of being three-dimensional. It gives it depth and it tricks our brain into thinking we are seeing more than the simple lines on that piece of paper or canvas. In effect, we are seeing a different reality.
When it comes to the human condition, perspective takes on a whole new role. Our individual perspective is swayed by our thoughts and beliefs and sometimes those thoughts and beliefs can cloud our judgement. In a very different way, we are seeing a different reality.
It makes me think, if something seems to good to be true, should you ask yourself, “am I seeing it the way it is….or am I seeing it the way I want to see it?”
It’s always eye-opening to discover the different perceptions and perspectives people have on the same things. Really requires us to be nonjudgmental and try to listen to other perspectives, even though they may seem foreign (and often unreasonable) to us. Not always an easy thing to do.
I totally agree with that. It is very interesting to see all the different perspectives.
It is interesting. But it’s exasperating, too.