Okay well I did not really have a cutesy picture relating to perspective and all that, but I did have a coolish looking picture of me in “deep thought” taken a couple summers ago that looks all philosophical and what not. Also, I have this quote by Harvey Fierstein that says, “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow you yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”
So this is me: I tend to be a little bit pessimistic, or negative sometimes, I obsess over the dumbest of things, my work ethic could definitely improve, I could be cleaner, I could be a lot of things. But I am me. Take it or leave it.
We come up with all these labels in society. Just tonight my “introvertive-ness” was brought up in a conversation. Extroverts, Introverts, INFPs, ENFJs, so on and so forth… Yes, people are different. God created us all to be so different. What keeps the balance here? We have to choose to see through the other person’s eyes; get on their level. There is a fine line between different perspectives and head strong beliefs. I mean it all could correlate in some form or fashion- what I am saying is that we need to stop once in a while and have a change of, not only heart, but also perspective.
It’s hard, I know. I don’t do it as much as I should but it really helps to create a shift in perspective and expand or broaden your view from time to time. (Generally speaking) Whether that is with your best friend that you got into an argument, why some people might make the destructive decisions, anything.
I listed some more negative things about me earlier, but there are good things too: I am very passionate about what I do and what I am involved with, I work hard for what I believe in. I am a Christian, daughter, friend, student, etc. I would like to believe that I have a lot of morals, values, creative mind, and aspire to do more with my life. I know I have potential.
I could pick the bad things about myself to focus and dwell on, or I could choose the good things about myself. It’s all about what we choose to see or believe-our perspective.
It is really late right now while I am typing this so I apologize in advance if I fail to communicate what message I am trying to convey here.
I read this book a few months ago called, The Noticer. It was a very eye opening novel that portrayed different scenarios of people who were in a certain situation until they met this man, Jones, who helped them change their perspectives. One circumstance was that of a homeless young man who didn’t believe in himself. Jones helped the young man see his potential and reach his dreams. Despite his situation, the young man was able to be successful since he changed the way he saw himself. It was all about his perspective. People could say that man was a bum, he didn’t have a chance of succeeding in life, that the odds weren’t in his favor, (hah Hunger Games reference…) but he was able to define himself. All thanks to Jones. (I like to think of Jones as a symbolism of Jesus but that might just be me…) Anyway, read the book. It’s a good book.
In conclusion, learn how to see the world around you, the people around you from a different perspective. You’ll be better off for it, too.
** I haven’t been posting lately due to lack of inspiration or time. If anyone would like to comment some suggestions for future/potential topics then please feel free!**