Friday, February 10, 2017

A Life Lesson on Perspective

I kind of hate the word perspective. People mostly use it to tell you that you should be doing something differently than you already are. My first reaction is to want to tell people to take their perspective and shove it. At an angle, of course, so that it has, wait for it, perspective. 

Perspective is often explained in terms of a glass half empty/half full. But that's so over-simplified. 

I prefer Mary Oliver's words, even if they are hard to swallow and even tougher to chew: "Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. I took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift."

1 comment:

  1. One of my favorite (non-funny) P. G. Wodehouse quotes is from a book where character X tells character Y, "try to see it from my perspective!" and Y responds, "but my own takes up so much of the foreground."

    Hope all is well! - K.