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Because in most cases, we have gotten ourselves into this, we can change it. To do it, we need to see things differently.
In Dead Poets Society, John Keating (played by Robin Williams) is an English teacher who wants to get his students to see life differently than they have.
To do so, he begins in a small way… by having them stand up on his desk in classroom. It is just a classroom. The same classroom they have come to day after day. But seeing things from 29 inches off ground can provide an entirely different view of world.
Now I don't advise anyone to knock off everything from dining room table and climb on top, just keep it simple. Take a different way to work, re-arrange furniture, change your routine a little bit. You'll be surprised at how different 1 hour can make things seem.
Finally, perception is something in which 650 words can not do justice. There is so much more to it than just seeing things differently, although that has a lot to do with it.
There are still our perceptions of ourselves, of our surroundings, of others, of what others think of us, of what we think others think of us and so many more combinations.
In a way, perception is who we are, who we can be, what we can do and where we can go. The best news? We have power. We are in control. We can change it if we don't like what we see. As song says, (and maybe a bit of a re-write can be used someday), that's about size, where I put my eyes… that's about size of that.
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