How do you cross the street? Depends on your perspective

What could be easier than moving from one side of the street to the other?

  1. Look left
  2. Look right
  3. When there’s no oncoming traffic, cross the street

Right?  Not so fast.  Crossing the street, like many other daily rituals in our lives, is influenced by that massive lens through which we see the world … culture.

When we’re surrounded by like minds and similar cultures we can press autopilot without knowing it.  Thought bubbles float above our heads:

  • This is the way we’ve always done it.
  • Why would you change anything?
  • You wanna do what?  Huh?
  • I just don’t get you.

Perspective.  It can lead to a view through a straw or a view expander.

Take your pick.  Pick your perspective and cross the street.

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