“There is nothing insignificant in the world. It all depends on the point of view.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When I was watching the sunset at the Juhu beach, few others were watching the closed hotel Tulip star from the opposite side, few were watching the sea at Versova and a few others were watching the sea at Bandra side. Everyone had a different angle and the view they were getting from their angel were their view and their reality.
We will see the reality from the place we are standing. We will make an opinion from the place we stand or places you had stood/known before.
I know about all the other three angles on the beach as I am aware about it. I had experienced these angles before and therefore when someone says he is seeing Versova I would not disagree and insist that I am seeing sun so seeing Versova from Juhu is not a reality.
Our present position coupled with our past experience – it could be our real experience or others’ experiences we have known or learned from or the knowledge we have acquired through the books enable us to make an opinion about anything. Everyone will vary in this. People’s angle, experiences, and learning will vary and so is everyone different in their thinking and action.
Colour palette has a great lesson to offer.
All the colours and their sheds are different but all are a reality, no colour is fake or wrong. Everyone, though is different, can be classified as per the angle they are standing at. For example, everyone in BJP is different, but they all can be classified as shades of orange as their broader angle is the same saffron. Likewise, people who we gel well, though, are different, but can be classified together as on many counts our angles are the same.
The middle class will have the same points of view as most of them are standing at the similar angle or closer to each other. This applies to every group of people. We Indian are very diverse and different, but we are closer to each other than we are closer to the Japanese or Russians. Women collectively will have a diverse angle from men as they view the world from their own angle not a physical standpoint but social or experience angle.
The point is if we wish to change the person having a very different point of view, we have to first understand his point of view and make him understand our point of view. This way we will have a common point of view, this can avoid disputes and quarrels. This is what political parties do when they announce a common minimum program of alliance partners.
We cannot always agree with extreme points of views and cannot come with a common view every time, but that is fine, but knowing the angle of the other person/team or country will help us how to deal with him/them. But the exchange of angle and point of view’s angle can dilute the bitterness and diminish the gravity of differences.
“When you really listen to another person from their point of view and reflect back to them that understanding, it’s like giving them emotional oxygen.” Stephen Covey
This angular lesson can be put to use in our personal life to offer superior human experience to others as well as for busbies for better employee and customer experiences.
“If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.” Henry Ford
Keep colour palette in your mind to navigate the life without much discord and with peace.