We must learn to sees things in the right perspective.
For centuries, even great scientists strongly believed that the sun revolved around the earth. During that time, people thought that they are right seeing the sun rose in the east and set in the west, not knowing that they are seeing with the wrong perspective.
Perspective is not what we see, but the way we see it. We could either fail to see the forest for the trees, or forget that the forest is indeed made up of many trees if we don’t see things in the right perspective.
"There are always three sides to every story: your side, the other side, and the truth." - Anonymous
"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." - Abraham H. Maslow
Let's take a look at this story:
Who is Rich and Who is Poor?
One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live.
They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.
On their return from their trip, the father asked his son. "How was the trip?" "It was great, Dad." "Did you see how poor people live?" the father asked. "Oh yeah," said the son. "So, tell me, what you learned from the trip?" asked the father.
The son answered: "I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them."
The boy's father was speechless. Then his son added, "Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are."
Isn't perspective a wonderful thing? It makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have.
“You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective.” - Denis Waitley
"For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them." - Seneca
Let's remember to appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends! Do you agree?
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