What could be easier than moving from one side of the street to the other?
- Look left
- Look right
- When there’s no oncoming traffic, cross the street
Right? Not so fast. Crossing the street, like many other daily rituals in our lives, is influenced by that massive lens through which we see the world … culture.
When we’re surrounded by like minds and similar cultures we can press autopilot without knowing it.
Thought bubbles float above our heads:
- This is the way we’ve always done it.
- Why would you change anything?
- You wanna do what? Huh?
- I just don’t get you.
Perspective. It can lead to a view through a straw or a view expander.
Take your pick. Pick your perspective and cross the street.
For more information about finding out both the bright and dark spots of your own perspective see Life Lenses.