Perspective definition: a particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view.
Understanding the effect of perspective will make you think twice about how you continue to live your life.
In this beautiful world we have pessimistic and optimistic personalities and then you have the realist that are just logical about everything. All three of these types of people would have a different perspective on the same thing.
For example, ‘you and your best friend went abroad to go to a festival, and your best friend got mad at you because your phone was off and she/he could not find you anywhere’
What one person could take from this situation is that your best friend is over reacting as they have no right to be mad as you are both adults.
Whereas another person could see the situation totally different, they would feel bad because they would think that their best friend was really worried.
The famous question about perspective, “Is the glass half empty or half full?”. The fact is that the glass has been filled half way. The story is whether the glass is half full or empty.
The point I’m trying to make, Is there are the FACTS and then there is the STORY. And you choose the story depending on your PERSPECTIVE on the facts.
You can choose the way you feel about certain situations it is your choice. But to live a happier life you should always create a positive story.
My challenge for you is to look back on your past where you have memories that cause you pain and anger and change your perspective on it. Because maybe that memory that caused you pain and anger, may have made you a much stronger person or possibly taught you a valuable life lesson. Just don’t hold grudges or feel hatred as it takes a lot of your energy, it can sometimes get in the way of you doing the things that you want to do.
Here is a short poem I wrote
We can all experience the same thing
But have different stories to tell
Look at the same art piece
But have different thoughts and feelings
Read the same book
But write different essays
Is the glass half empty or half full?
It’s Your Story
My YouTube Film About Perspective