Views change things

In my Word Weavers meeting this morning, I shared my last blog entry that epitomizes the view from here being different from inside and outside oneself. After I shared the blog post, they asked where it was posted and I told them the title of my blog. One woman commented “that’s a fantastic phrase” and another admitted how very true (and deep) that is.

The premise jumps out at me in nearly every book I read.

In Small Great Things by Jodi Piccoult, she said this “There is no such thing as a fact. There is only how you saw the fact, in a given moment. How you reported the fact. How your brain processed that fact.”

Author William Kent Krueger, in his epilogue from the hit novel Ordinary Grace, said this “what I know from my studies and from my life is that there is no such thing as a true event. We know dates and times and locations and participants but accounts of what happened depend upon the perspective from which the event is viewed.”

It’s an interesting thing. . . perspective. Perspective can change your day, your week, your entire outlook on life in general. But to see so few people willing to look at things from another angle creates sadness in me.

I just want people to take a step back, take a deep breath and actually look at something with a different perspective. But most people will never do that. Brian McKnight

This quote jumped off the page to me. It would be a much different world if we all tried to see ‘The View From Here’ ~ any view from anywhere outside the insides of our own minds. Most of which are closed to perspectives that aren’t their own.

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