Perspective has a Latin root meaning “look through” or “perceive,” and all the meanings of perspective have something to do with looking. If you observe the world from a dog’s perspective, you see through the dog’s eyes. In drawing, perspective gives your drawing the appearance of depth or distance. If we say someone “has perspective,” we mean she has a sensible outlook on life.
Trying to see things from a different perspective isn’t always easy, but is rewarding damn near every time. Try it this weekend and see how things shift—in big or small ways.