InspirEmail No 368 - November 2021 - A Lesson in Perspective
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A Lesson in Perspective

When I was in elementary school, I got into a major argument with a boy in my class. I have forgotten what the argument was about, but I have never forgotten the lesson I learned that day.

I was convinced that 'I' was right and 'He' was wrong – and he was just as convinced that 'I' was wrong and 'He' was right. Our teacher decided to teach us a very important lesson.

She brought us up to the front of the class and placed him on one side of her desk and me on the other. In the middle of her desk was a large, round object. I could clearly see that it was black and fater asking me she asked the other boy what colour the object was. “White,” he answered.

I couldn’t believe he said the object was white, when it was obviously black! Another argument started between my classmate and me, this time about the colour of the object.

The teacher told me to go stand where my classmate was standing and told him to come stand where I had been. We changed places, and now she asked me what the colour of the object was. I had to answer, 'White.'

It was an object with two differently coloured side and from his viewpoint it was white. Only from my side it was black.

Sometimes we need to look at the problem from the other person’s view in order to truly understand their perspective.

Author Unknown

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