Word of the Day - Perspective

Perspective - a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.


Seeing from another person’s perspective helps you to understand things in a different light and opens up the path for a whole lot more of understanding and tolerance. Sometimes things appear to be big, but in the big picture, it is actually something small.


The key to successful relationships lies solely in our ability to take the perspective of another. Perspective taking is that all important skill of being able to look at things from a point of view other than our own. Perspective taking brings in the mindfulness of compassion and empathy to our relationships.


The thing about perspective is that it doesn't make the problem that caused it go away. It doesn't fix the tragedy, or the struggle, or the regret. What it does is it allows you to live the rest of your life, from the moment you truly gain perspective forward, with more level of a head. It reminds you of what's actually important, like the fact that you should take the time to be kind to people because you never know what they're going through, or how much time they have left. It reminds you that you shouldn't spend hours in agonizing worry over something that should have been decided in three minutes.




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