Each person views the world differently as our perspective on life is different. Even if you apply the same set of facts, each person will have a different narrative because they won’t be able to perceive the facts in an identical manner. When you’ve been holding on to one perspective on life, it can be very hard to see things from another person’s point of view. But it is necessary if we all wish to grow and learn.
The 18 pictures below show the different perspective on life that can change the same scenario:
1. Boat vs Land
These two men here are stuck but perceive each other as the help they’re looking for. But the truth is both are trapped and haven’t yet found an escape. They’re just viewing the situation differently.
2. Behind Bars
Every cloud has a silver lining. Between these two prisoners, one is only looking at the darkness of the bars on the prison window while the other is able to look at the beauty that lies outside those bars. Always look at the positive side of a situation.
3. Upside Down
If something is bothering you, turn it over and look at it as another person would. You might find something you’ve overlooked.
In life, everyone gets a choice. We can choose to give up and just complain that life is hard or we can take life as a challenge and work hard to make it better.
5. Pavlov’s Dog Study
Most of us have learned about Pavlov’s conditioning theory, in which he worked with a bell and his dog. But few stop to consider what was going through the animal’s mind. All situations can be seen in more than one way.
6. Different Priorities
We are all unique individuals and different things make us happy. It is not wrong to do what pleases you, even if it isn’t another person’s cup of tea. As individuals, we can live our lives the way we want to.
7. Money and Wealth
The lust for riches is slowly killing the world. Knowledge and awareness are far more important and necessary. Happiness doesn’t depend on just money.
8. Different Perspective
Though both these men are in the same situation, one lets it overwhelm him to the point that it is almost drowning him. The other man is able to face whatever is happening and so, he is able to stand straight.
9. The Number of Sticks
How many sticks can you see? Depending on which side you’re standing, you could say either three or four and you wouldn’t be wrong.
10. Lies vs Truth
The truth can be very difficult to listen to and oftentimes, people just turn away from the things that are difficult for them to accept.
Losing yourself in the sea of humanity is easy enough, but keep in mind that only when you see yourself as someone valuable will others see the value in you.
12. Which Number?
Just like the sticks, your answer here could be either six or nine. Both sides are correct.
13. See Things Differently
Stepping into another person’s shoes is not easy, but you have to do it if you truly wish to know about another person’s experience.
We always want to have what other people have. The man in his small house definitely looks happier than the others.
15. Different Opinions
If you show the same thing to different people, they’ll all perceive that same thing in their own unique ways.
16. Brain vs Heart
Your brain and your heart always want different things. Try dealing with a situation in a new way and you will be transformed.
17. Kids Need Their Parents
In the rat race that everyone is running in these days, parents don’t have a lot of time to give to their kids and they end up losing out on the love of a family.
18. Happiness Has A Price
Being happy isn’t free and this image reveals that. In this material world, you often need money to just get by, at the least.