Your Perspective Is Limited By Your Knowledge

Waves On A Beach

Look at the waves above.

Many of you saw a beautiful photo. Some of you wished you were on a beach with a view like that. Some of you thought of your last beach vacation.

Very few of you saw the the way the waves curled. You noticed if it was going left or right. You noticed the peak and probably thought about the distance between the waves.

If you noticed all these, you are probably a surfer. You probably even picked a spot where you would position yourself to catch that wave.

It’s the same photo. But based on our knowledge, we all saw different things.

After my accidental introduction into surfing in 2018, I find myself naturally “reading” the waves even when I am watching a scene in a movie.

I wonder what else am I missing out because I do not know what to look for.

We have all seen chocolate tasters and wine connoisseurs spot intricate differences seemingly identical specimens. They obviously know something that we don’t.

How much richer life would be if we trained ourselves to “look”?

Food for thought.

p.s.: The title is how a dear friend paraphrased a quote by Bruce H. Lipton (says Google). His original quote: “Your perspective is always limited by how much you know. Expand your knowledge and you will transform your mind.”


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