Sunday, March 4, 2012

39. Learn to see things from many different perspectives.

Would it be possible for me to see something from up there?" asked Milo politely.

"You could," said Alec, "but only if you try very hard to look at things as an adult does."

Milo tried as hard as he could, and, as he did, his feet floated slowly off the ground until he was standing in the air next to Alex Bings. He looked around very quickly and, an instant later, crashed back down to the earth again.

"Interesting, wasn't it?" asked Alex.

"Yes, it was," agreed Milo, rubbing his head and dusting himself off, "but I think I'll continue to see things as a child. It's not so far to fall.”
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

 I have taken this same  picture on each of your 3 trips to Disney World. You are much taller in this photo than that first trip when you were 5 (You are 9 now!). 

However, you are still nowhere near as big as the ant in the "Honey I Shrunk the Kids Playground." The theme of the playground is to view the world (or at least a common backyard) like you were smaller than an ant. 

I think that is an interesting challenge - to view the world differently. 

It is wise to learn to see things from a different perspective - sort of like, being able to imagine being in someone's else's shoes.

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