Perspective

This is taken at night from the beach, camera at full zoom. The mountain is Mount Tahoma, also known as Mount Rainier. The object that looks like a gibbet for hanging people is at the end of a dock. It is a small crane.  The perspective makes them look like they are the same size, doesn’t it? But one is very close and the mountain is very much further away.

We have to be careful not to misinterpret what we see when we don’t have enough information or when we are given misinformation. Truth is complicated and there are people who will lie for power and advantage and their own agenda. Consider the source, use more than one source, consider if what you are seeing has been edited, exaggerated, placed out of context or if it’s really just a lie.

For the Daily Post challenge: Conventional Wisdom.

Music: I can’t keep quiet.

 

6 thoughts on “Perspective

  1. calmkate says:

    Poignant and powerful, thank you!

  2. keebslac1234 says:

    Great song! Hadn’t heard it before. It has the making of an anthem for the next four years.

  3. The picture is stunning, a great representation for Perspective.

    The sentiments mirror my own.

    But the SONG! That left me breathless, speechless (well, apparently not completely) and I emailed it to my closest women!

    Thank you so much!

  4. shoreacres says:

    Yep. It’s a fine photo to illustrate a very real truth. Even when there’s no ill intent, we all have convictions that shape our perspective. Being aware of our own, as well as those of others, is so important.

    • drkottaway says:

      thank you…. I have a friend who went through training as a mediator. I read the books. The first step is to sit down with each party and find out what their perspective is and what they fear and what they want. And often there is common ground in what they are each trying to protect, but the mediator has to get beyond the layer of fear and anger that keeps them from hearing each other’s perspective….

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