Like take this picture for instance. One person may see two faces while another may see a vase. Both people are 100% honest and truthful and they are also both right, at least according to their perspective. This strange reality introduces a number of questions that I find interesting. Is everything we interpret in this life built off our perspective? Why do most people think their perspective is better than somebody else's perspective? How do we even define what a perspective is?
Looking into it further you will find that perspective can usually be defined as the way yourself or another person views something. But does this stop with just people? I mean Einstein really opened up the concept of perspective with his General Theory of Relativity. Through his calculations he was able to show that to the normal human something like light is seen as something that is moving and of time. But from light's perspective it is everywhere instantly and not involved in time. This type of understanding really makes you wonder about at lot of things, at least it does for me.
I mean, what really is a perspective? If to light's perspective it is outside of time, what would it be to God's perspective? Or would a God even have a perspective? Is a perspective something of intelligence or is it something of matter? Do you have to be conscious to have a perspective? Is light conscious?
It's weird, a perspective seems like such a worldly and lifelike thing. It seems like outside of life perspective would be irrelevant as it can only help with things of opinion and non-truth right? If 2 people can view something as different and both be right, well then there really isn't a correct answer to that. Or is there? I really don't think there is a correct answer, at least not for that question.
Now that I think about it more, I think perspective is something that is created in less intelligent beings. The question of what the above image is portraying is more or less an "earthly" type question that has no actual merit or value in "truth". Because of this, perhaps perspective is just something created by us here in this life to grow and learn from the things around us, while in perfection perspective can not be created as it is not possible for incorrectness. It is almost like as more complexity is introduced to consciousness, so too comes perspective. The closer you get to simplicity the less room there is for perspective.
I'm just rambling on... Anyhow, lemme know if you have any thoughts on this as I would be happy to hear your perspective on perspectives :).Filed under: Personal Development, Life, People