“The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.” ~ Douglas Adams

Perspective is something a creative mind is always seeking. It can be crazy and reality all at once. It can be ugly and beautiful. The glass can be half empty, half full, or it can be as George Carlin once said too big.

I have met people who have rigid perspectives. They are very black and white. They rarely understand things unless they experience those things themselves. They have a hard time understanding different points of view. They are quick to make assumptions and act on them as factual or truthful.

In my opinion you can train yourself to have a malleable perspective. It takes work. But once you get in the habit it’s like a muscle. Sit and look at an object, a place, or a person and brainstorm all the ways they can be seen. Where they might have come from. Where they might be going. And then research as if their very existence holds the key to an important part of life. And then compare your brainstorm to the facts you found. How did your perspective change? How many times did it change?

And then how can you use your perspective to change yourself and how you exist in the world.

Try looking at something you see everyday with a new perspective.


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