“Perspective changes everything!”
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So, recently I took a trip to Valparaiso, Chile & I had the best day there, just wandering the city! Here’s an “itinerary” of that trip:
1- I took the bus (1 hour) to Valparaiso alone, and didn’t get lost once!
2- I explored and wandered the beautiful city of Valparaiso!
3- My eyes were truly open to everything I saw today!
4- I was completely present in the moment today, which made my adventuring, wandering & exploring so much better!
5- Like the title & the picture hint: I got perspective thrown at me in multiple ways today!
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Perspective: The appearance of things relative to one another, as determined by their distance from the viewer.
So, the first picture you saw at the top of this page is a view standing from the top of a staircase in Valparaiso.
And, the next picture you saw at the top of this page is a view of the same staircase, but this time, standing right in front of it (instead of above it).
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You see, this is why perspective is such an important concept because things are always different from where someone is standing.
Just like in life. People see things differently because they’re in different places in their own lives, this means that everyone has a different perspective about some/most things.
Nothing is the same for everyone because we all perceive things differently, which means that we all experience life differently.
That’s perspective! Being different & accepting different perspectives of the same things.
The picture from above the staircase could be someone’s view of that staircase for their entire life. Whereas, the picture in front of the staircase could be someone else’s view of it for their entire life. But, this doesn’t mean that they aren’t both seeing the same staircase, they are just looking at it from where they are currently standing.
And, most people would be fine with just seeing it from their perspective for their entire life, but, what I’m trying to encourage you to do after reading this post is: to always try and look at things from different perspectives because you never know what you could discover, just by shifting your focus.
“Don’t stay in the same spot for your whole life
(don’t stay at the top of the staircase for your entire life)!
Change your perspective
(come down & look at it from a different perspective)!”
Change your PERSPECTIVE! It might just change EVERYTHING!
Thanks for reading!
I hope this post inspired you to search for a new perspective in your life!
P.S. Valparaiso is truly a beautiful city, & if you’re ever in Chile, I highly recommend taking a trip here to see this beautiful city for yourself! You won’t regret it, it will definitely help you understand the concept of perspective!