A realization on perspective

 

I had an interesting realization as I was talking to my dad on the phone a little while ago. I was trying to help him send a picture to a friend on his phone. Since we both have iPhones, and I was guiding his step by step, I thought my guidance was clear, but he was having trouble getting it to work.

Then it hit me,


he hasn't upgraded is software, so his screen looks different than mine. Even though we were both looking at the messages app on an iPhone, we were seeing different things. We each thought we were looking at the same thing, but the reality of what we saw was actually a little different. Since we couldn't see what the other was looking at, we were both getting confused and frustrated. If we could have just sat down together we could have it figured it in no time.


How many times does this happen in life? 


I see it so much in discussing politics, for example. I observed yesterday a debate where both people were in almost total agreement, but the different interpretations of one word caused them to choose to stay divided instead of finding the common ground and peace. If they had chosen to focus on what united them instead of divided them, understanding and growth may have occurred. This, I believe, is the way forward. We are so much more alike than different. We are so much stronger together than apart. My truest desire in life is to add more love to the world, and never to take any away from anyone. I believe in sisterhood, unity, truth, love, friendship, equality, cooperation and supporting those who work to make the world a better place.

Who's with me?