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  • That's Mister Phillip.

  • Now because Joe is there too, he is small.

  • Once Anna shows up, even Joe doesn't look that tall.

  • In fact, all three of them are tiny.

  • Size is a matter of perspective.

  • When we look at a rainbow,

  • we see an endless spectrum of colors.

  • To describe them, we need to put them into buckets.

  • Purple, blue, green, yellow, and red.

  • For a lack of understanding and language,

  • we can't describe and classify most shadings in between.

  • People who speak a different language,

  • therefore put each colour into a slightly different buckets.

  • "Red" means different things, to different people.

  • Colours are a matter of perspective.

  • Our first 9 months were probably peaceful,

  • then there was war, but soon peace again.

  • We grew up and there were struggles

  • that soon after, lead to friendships.

  • We grow older and it gets difficult,

  • but then also beautiful.

  • If we were to go back in time and change one tiny detail,

  • everything could have been different.

  • Tim took a cookie.

  • Ann said he stole it.

  • The teacher thinks that Tim is bad.

  • His dad said that he was just hungry.

  • The economist professor thinks,

  • it was a rational choice to maximize utility.

  • The behavioral biologist believes

  • that his hormones drove him to do it

  • and the neuroscientist thinks its his brain.

  • A psychologist looks for the answer in his past

  • and the priest points to God.

  • Everyone has a perspective,

  • and no one really knows Tim.

  • We all have different genes and our own particular past,

  • sometimes good and sometimes bad.

  • The result is our own unique point of view in this world.

  • Even if we listen to the same songs,

  • read the same books, or smell the same flowers,

  • these are not the same songs, books or flowers.

  • Because what we actually hear, read and smell

  • is our own interpretation created by personal

  • memories and imagination.

  • Each book, each song and each flower is different to everyone of us.

  • Everything is a matter of perspective.

  • So when we say "this is good" or "that is bad",

  • we do that from our own subjective point of view.

  • Sometimes it's better to be quiet and listen.

  • If someone is sad or angry,

  • we can try to imagine how the world looks

  • from that person's point of view.

  • Maybe we see what they see and develop compassion.

  • Maybe there is a right or wrong, a good or evil?

  • But maybe there isn't.

  • Maybe all there is, is compassion or ignorance.

  • Until proven right or wrong, let's be kind to each other.

That's Mister Phillip.

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Is Good or Bad a Matter of Perspective?

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    Summer posted on 2020/04/23
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