I spend a lot of time thinking about perspective. How do you see the world? How does it compare to how I see the same world?
Our perspective is framed by our cultures, including our gender, age, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, religious/spiritual beliefs, where we live (urban/rural), where we were born, the country we live in and so on. Often the frame is invisible, that is we don’t realize the frame we’re living in.
Our perspective is also framed by how we take in information. As a training & development specialist I spend a lot of time thinking about this too.
How do you take in information & which sources do you most trust?
First hand via direct, full on, lived experience.
Second hand via:
- the web
- social media
- what our friends, family, peers, colleagues share with us
How does the source affect your perspective?