Perspectives on life
As I work with people I see perspectives others often miss. What is a perspective? Consider this is your view from your vantage point. Your perspective is impacted or filtered through your life and your life events.
Look at these four pictures – how would you define or describe these images?
It's a rock?
This is clearly a ROCK! What is all of this about “perspective”?
The exercise is more about beginning to notice you have a view. Other people have a view too. This one rock is many things based on each other’s perspectives.
I have used this as a door stop (perspective D). Some folks see this as a decorative rock (perspective B). Clearly this is a paperweight (perspective C) and lastly this is simply a rock (perspective A).
What else is this? When I had this realization, a group of teens had determined rocks are toys. Toys that they used to throw at cars on a freeway, which ultimately became a murder weapon.
In life, your perspectives are what can get in the way of effective communication.