In life what we see depends on what we look for. Perspective is the point of view or the ability to see something tangible or intangible objectively.
Each of us have the ability to choose our reactions to challenges or situations that life presents us with. To me there are three types of Perspectives
1.The Right Perspective – Many times each of us think that the difficulties that we encounter are possibly the worst. However there are people out there with much worse problems than mine or yours and taking that view when we are down and out helps put a right perspective to life.
It’s okay that different people will come up with different ideas about the meaning of life. However, life ends up feeling a lot more gracious and open if each of us stop projecting our meaning on someone else. What matters is we don’t give up hope nor do we take away hope from some one else. This particular clip from the movie “Shaw Shank Redemption” resonates this message well
2. The Wrong Perspective – One of the best examples is the view that many in this World have on where Women belong and the treatment meted out to her. Women have been discriminated in many parts of the world in their access to food, education, work, healthcare, and in opportunities to participate in their development, to think,and realize their dreams or even in their basic right to live.
In many parts of the world women are mere instruments of the ends of others whim and fancy – as sexual victims, re-producers, care takers, and as agents of a family’s general prosperity. Their acceptability is only as appendages of men, as daughters, sisters, wives, mothers, and not as one who has her own identity and a basic right to live her life the way she wants it.
For those who are so opinionated about where women don’t belong, may be consider the suggestions in the video below. Where Do Women Belong
3. The Differing Perspective this clip from the movie “Shaw Shank Redemption”, in my view beautifully conveys the different perspectives of a word like ‘rehabilitated’. This scene reminds of me the pep talk that senior management of many firms give to employees when a company cuts salaries or jobs. Or the numerous speeches that we have so often heard from many politicians re: unemployment numbers and how the economy is doing better. Ask a man without a meal a day and his perspective on the state of the economy or job loss may be way different.
We all know about some of the you tube videos going viral. However, it is not necessary that the more number of views a video has, that it conveys a hard-hitting message or something worth watching. May be it is the curiosity as to why a video has gone viral that makes one view it ?
Each of us are unique and with different strokes but what we cannot have is The Wrong Perspective. Live, Let Live and Be Human.
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