While looking up the dictionary definition of perspective, I came to notice that there are 4 definitions of this word, depending on how it is being used.

Definition of perspective

1a : a mental view or prospect
to gain a broader perspective on the international scene
b : a visible scene; especially: one giving a distinctive impression of distance

2a : the interrelation in which a subject or its parts are mentally viewed 
places the issues in proper perspective; also point of view
b : the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance 
trying to maintain my perspective

3: the appearance to the eye of objects in respect to their relative distance and positions

4a : the technique or process of representing on a plane or curved surface the spatial relation of objects as they might appear to the eye; specifically: representation in a drawing or painting of parallel lines as converging in order to give the illusion of depth and distance
b : a picture in perspective

Given my current understanding of what perspective means to me, I found this rather ironic that something that means having multiple or different views would have multiple definitions.

Do we look at people or situations with more than one perspective, or do we follow only one way of thinking?

Would changing our perspective on a certain subject make things more clear on why things are, the way they are?

Try to find something that you might have only looked at from one perspective, and put yourself in another set of shoes to see if it’s the same from that different perspective.


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