We see things DIFFERENTLY, but how do we understand one another?

Perspective – it is the very element that makes us see things differently. Often our perspective is based on our unconscious beliefs. We view them as per the past that we have experienced. It is one of the reasons why we have these beliefs. However, a situation can be interpreted by different people since we all have different perspectives.

When there is a bank robbery, the police gather all the victims first and take all their statements. Then they ask questions about how they saw the event. They may ask what time the heist happened? How many robbers were there? What were the characteristics of the robbers? Were they able to recognize the voices? Did they hurt anyone? The victims will answer these questions based on their perspective and how the events affected them.

There are no facts, only interpretations!- Friedrich Nietzsche

Each situation, event and even conversation can mean something different to all who were affected by the bank robbery. They need every statement to see the whole story which is what is commonly known as the “bird’s eye view”.

Bird’s eye view is the most commonly known term for a person to take a step back and see the whole picture. It means someone can see a situation in different perspective. With it a person can assess and visualize all the possibilities the could have been happened. He or she can also understand the different ways that a person can think and see a vision of perspective in all the versions of the event.

We don’t see things as they are, we see things as WE are

- Anais Nin

Our brain is trying to make sense of the world based on our experiences. A person who was bullied when he was a child will most likely to have a perspective that everyone will hurt him and make fun of him and no one loves him. They will also see things like moving to a different house is as dangerous or going out with the family or friends as threatening since he thinks that there might be someone who will bully them again or hurt them especially if they are in a new environment. However, a good deed from someone or a simple greeting might be interpreted incorrectly by the person who was bullied before. Due to the reason that he had previous experiences about tricked. He will immediately activate his defense mechanism and try to act differently and not the way the other person expected. It is how our minds crafted the situation based on our experience and that is how powerful our minds are.

One person’s craziness is another person’s reality

- Tim Burton

Deep in our brains is what we call the “Wise Mind” that gives us the interpretation from different perspective. It really takes time, patience and self discipline to master this and be consistent about it. Some people already have this activated in their brains but they’re not aware about it.