I'll start by saying that I don't know how to angle this post. It could be marriage advice, parenting advice or just plain, how to get along in polite society advice.
Perspective is a funny thing. You have a unique perspective that no one else can imitate exactly. Only you are you, after all. Our individual perspectives allow us to approach life in a way that someone else might never think of.
What about when a problem needs solved? Is it more helpful for everyone to have the same individual perspectives when solving a problem or would it be better to have several unique perspectives when approaching a problem?
Interactions with those around you will be improved by remembering that the solution that comes naturally to you could be completely foreign to someone else. And the hare-brained solution someone you know suggests might be the completely natural solution that comes from their perspective. We all have a unique perspective to offer and as important as that can be, we also need to remind ourselves that we ALL have a unique perspective to offer and should be patient with others who might differ from us. We just might learn something! And if it turns out we have the better idea, we can just be content with that and use the learning opportunity to broaden our own perspective.
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