1/20/12 – Learning Wisely

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“We begin to learn wisely when we’re willing  to see world from other people’s perspective.” 
― Toba BetaMaster of Stupidity

Today I’d like to share with you my daily emailer I receive from Moodscope. You can go to their page or just read it below.  It reminded me of the quote above, which I love. I think that we should all take time to think about how other’s view things, look at things from different perspectives. What we see as “reality” is not necessarily the “reality” of another. Be willing to learn wisely. Enjoy! Moodscope’s blog is brilliant today 🙂

“Imagine this. I ask you to close your eyes, then open them again after I’ve placed an object immediately in front of you.

As you focus on it, you see a white square whose sides are roughly a metre long.

That’s it. A white square.

Now I get someone else to stand a couple of metres to your right, and you ask them what they see.

‘No problem,’ they say, ‘it’s a white cube.’

Aha. From where you were standing it was a square. From where they were, though, it had depth. It was something else altogether.

You and I have our own views of the world. We see things through the filters of our experiences and sometimes (I have to confess) our prejudices and misjudgements.

And this is never more so than when it comes to trying to solve some huge problem or dilemma that you’re experiencing.

You see things as you think they are, convincing yourself that your way is the only way.

To discover the real truth, though, perhaps nothing beats learning from the view of someone who’s close, but just that little bit further away from it all than you are.”

Click the image below and check out the awesome perspective photographs I found on Google!

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