Shifting Perspectives

1. a technique of depicting volumes and spatial relationships on a flat surface. Compare aerial perspective, linear perspective.

2.a picture employing this technique, especially one in which it is prominent: an architect’s perspective of a house.

3.a visible scene, especially one extending to a distance; vista: a perspective on the main axis of an estate.

4. the state of existing in space before the eye: The elevations look all right, but the building’s composition is a failure in perspective.

5. the state of one’s ideas, the facts known to one, etc., in having a meaningful interrelationship: You have to live here a few years to see local conditions in perspective.

We shift our perspectives all the time. But, when we do it deliberately it is more empowering than when we do it out of necessity. I have teenagers. I am trying to see different perspectives all the time. I thought this quote from Jung is a good guide for shifting perspectives. Good Luck!

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
—C.G. Jung