A Change in Perspective.
Recently, I was asked by a college student for an interview. Her intention was to pick my brain on experience I had that she was interested in following. Her questions started off extremely detailed (toward the career and professional side) followed by personal, which was absolutely ok. I was curious as to her reasoning behind the questions she asked.
“My questions are meant to understand your experience from YOUR view, not my perception of your view.”
Genuine interest in another person’s thought process. An intellectually genius concept of understanding.
Before we even begin to understand, we should change the lens we see through. Cultural differences, emotional differences, biological makeups, and even traumatic experiences influence who he is from who she is.
In the grand scheme of things, our ability to converse with each other will make us better as a society. In doing so, the conscious ability to understand through her lens seems most efficiently fitting.
Change your perspective and your outlook on life is drastically and vastly widened. From seeing with blinders, to seeing kaleidoscope-like days. And to top it all off, you become a kind and compassionate listener; becoming someone’s “someone” they can always count on to understand.
Your character deserves a change in perspective, One Day at a Time.
David Halvorson | 9 September 2019 | @dhalvy99