“Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is, and not as it should be.” Miguel de Cervantes This quote (my favorite) from Don Quixote has been cited, paraphrased and adapted countless times. Is it crazy to see the world as we would like to see it, or crazier to insist on seeing it “as it is”? Our … Continue reading To See Life As It Should Be
Boycotts have a heavy history. In December of 1955, the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. led the Montgomery bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama. A year later, the laws that segregated buses in Alabama were declared unconstitutional. In 1933, the Nazi party organized a national boycott of Jewish businesses in Germany. It was one of the early actions taken by the Nazis against Jewish people … Continue reading You Did What? I’m Done With You.
I recently shared a story about my son’s first experience with perspective and asked people to take a quick survey based on their own experiences. Respondents were asked to describe specific instances where their views on something important to them made a complete reversal, shifted somewhat, or were not acknowledged or respected by another person. Surprisingly, most of the people who took the survey demonstrated … Continue reading Perspectives Exhibit Greatest Flexibility on Polarizing Topics
When our son was just starting to learn his numbers, he had a really hard time with the number “6”. In fact, he refused to acknowledge it. If we showed him a picture of a “6”, he would flip it around and say it was a “9”. The more we insisted it was a “6”, the more determined he was to show us it was … Continue reading It’s a 6. No, It’s a 9.