Monday, May 16, 2011

Picture of the Day: He Saw, She Saw

It's a matter of perspective.
They say eyewitness testimony, while the most convincing, is also the least reliable in the court of law. Everything we see is subject to interpretation, both conscious and subconscious. We can even perceive things differently when looking at the exact same thing from the exact same angle, whether it is because we as people may choose to focus on different elements (Sherlock Holmes never missed the smallest detail, I'm better at the big picture) or even a matter of mechanical differences in our perspective: some of us are color blind, some of us are nearsighted, some of us have 20/20 vision, and some of us refuse to wear glasses out of a sense of vanity. Either way you spin it, we see things differently. Sometimes it is refreshing to look at things differently, walk a mile in someone else's shoes and see the world how they do. Kids are great for sharing glimpses into someone else's perspective. Artists can be too. So, whether you believe the sky is blue or "spindrift," keep your eyes open and learn to look at things differently every day. Graphic found here.

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