Where we stand, physically, intellectually, and emotionally, affects what we see and how we see it. Even when it appears we are standing in the same spot, we are in different spots. Why? Because when we look at anything, it is through the lens of what we’ve already seen, heard, felt, known. It’s hard to truly look at anything anew, as if we’ve never seen it before. That’s why it’s critical to have multiple people, with multiple backgrounds, experiences, talents, and histories look at a problem from multiple perspectives. That’s why it’s important to listen, hear, and respect them. That’s why it’s imperative to try to see what they see how they see it – not how we want them to see it.
So where do you stand? Where do you let others stand? And do you listen? Really?
Note: I love this painting for obvious reasons and if anyone knows who the artist is, please let me know!