What Do You See?

You see heights. I see rollercoasters.

You see rocks. I see playgrounds. Every rock is a challenge, but in different ways to each of us.

Maybe we see the scene differently. It doesn’t mean either perception is wrong. It only means we come from different places; we see what our own environment encourages us to see.

Possibly we see what we want to see. Our will-power, will-strength, inserts itself into our reality. The mountains shift from dangerous to entertaining according to our will.

This is true for life in general, really. You can look at a pandemic and find great things in it, or you can lay on the floor and weep for all the torment you feel.

I still don’t think either of these is wrong, though one may not be very beneficial for you.

Can you believe there are both kinds of people out there, right now, doing the above? There is someone out there crying because everything is “going wrong”. There is another someone out there finding solace despite losing loved ones, grinning despite the loneliness of social distance, and keeping their chin up even though the economy has taken a dive.

It only takes a moment, if you’ve been pessimistic, to shift your perspective in the slightest. The steep crags could become less intimidating if you think of them as a beautiful, scenic view.

Published by Kurt Gailey

This is where I'm supposed to brag about how I've written seven novels, five screenplays, thousands of short stories, four self-help books, and one children's early-reader, but I'd rather stay humble. You can find out about things I've written or follow my barchive (web archive, aka 'blog) at xenosthesia.com or follow me on twitter @kurt_gailey. I love sports and music and books, so if you're an athlete or in a band or you're a writer, give me a follow and I'll most likely follow you back. I've even been known to promote other people's projects.

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