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What is Perspective?

What is perspective? According to the dictionary, perspective means the art of drawing solid objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other when viewed from a particular point. The other definition of perspective is a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.

Just looking up the word and we have two different ideas, but therein lies the beauty. Your own perspective is unique to you based on the situations that have made you, you.

I talk about this a lot with my students because they all come from very different backgrounds and have their own perspectives and opinions on certain topics. In acting two people can play the same role, but their interpretation of that role will be very different because their perspectives and upbringings are different. No two people are the same and that is what makes us each unique individuals.

Perspective is the way we as those individual humans look at the situations we are in, some of us laugh when we are uncomfortable, some of us cry when we are overwhelmed, and some of us even displace our anger on our loved ones when we are frustrated with ourselves.

So how can we change our perspectives so that we see things in a healthier way? In my opinion, it comes down to reflection. Reflection on the situation, and realizing that you can’t control everything. Which is very difficult for me, as someone who needs to be involved and get everything done at once. I have learned so much being in a partnership with Stephanie, whose perspective is very different than my own. So it took me some time to realize that she will get things done not on my timeline but on her own.

So take a deep breath, look at things from a new perspective, you never know where that may lead.


Love always your cycle half,

Emily