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Wisdom-Wednesday: Perspective

Isn’t perspective a funny thing?

Perspective is an odd thing to think about, but as a writer I do all the time.

When you write about the interactions between two people, you have to focus on how each individual looks at a given situation (Plot point). Of course, to create conflict, the two will come to odds over an issue, because they see what’s happening in a very different way.

And a characters  journey will include them coming to see an event or situation in a different light, because they’ve grown throughout the story.

But changing perspective isn’t only for writing. I live through instances of it almost everyday.

I absolutely love the image and quote below because it’s so true! It’s like the old “Hindsight is twenty-twenty.” Sometimes when you look back at something that happened yesterday, last week, last month, last year, it looks and feels different from when it happened in the moment.

But why does that happen? The incident didn’t change.

We did.

Perspective. #wisomWednesdayIs a changing perspective all bad, though?

Like characters in a movie or a book, seeing past incidents in a new light means we’ve grown as a human.

Can you think of a particular instance when the way you felt about a certain event changed, because you grew as a person.


Constance Phillips

Wife, mother, and author, Constance Phillips spends most of her time in a fantasy land of her own creating. When not writing stories of finding and rediscovering love, Constance and her husband spend the hours planning a cross-country motorcycle trip for the not-so-distant future…if they can find a sidecar big enough for their four pups.

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