Have we given up on the THOUGHTFUL TELESCOPIC PERSPECTIVE and put in its place the rigid, backward, microscopic perspective. Therefore, surrendering the UNANSWERED QUESTIONS to the BIASED PERSPECTIVE of the tribe. We then absolutely will lose our humanity, our decency.
When we toss CERTAINTY at one another, more interested in being right than in understanding, we lose something essential. How have we gotten to such a place? Where BLIND FAITH or BIASED BELIEF is more rewarded than RAISING A QUESTION.
How do we guard against UNTHINKING OPINION over one’s viewpoint, over one’s thoughts. Today it is easy to eliminate another’s perspective, their viewpoint, with no regard and just say; “THAT DOES NOT MATTER.” Yes, we narrowed our focus too much, to hard held opinions. WE HAVE LOST OUR PERSPECTIVE, THE THOUGHTFUL TELESCOPIC PERSPECTIVE.
“The brain is a machine for coming to conclusions,” said Chesterton. But we have to BE ON GUARD TO NOT NARROW THE FOCUS TOO QUICKLY. DOING SO WE LOSE MANY OPTIONS FOR THE TRUTH. We can lose the truth that way. An opportunist is one who “seeks” knowledge quickly. They place enormous importance attached to immediate victory.
Do not lose your TELESCOPIC PERSPECTIVE on the stage of opinion and the stage of being useful. DO NOT GIVE UP ON THOUGHTFUL TELESCOPIC PERSPECTIVE, DO NOT NARROW YOUR OPTIONS TOO QUICKLY. ALWAYS WALK WITH YOUR INTEGRITY AND PRINCIPLES.
DISCOVER. REASON, AFFIRM.
Categories: PERSPECTIVES Philosophical Perspective
Ron Winnegrad has been a Perfumer and teacher for 46 years. As a perfumer, Ron has been able to express the world he sees through a rainbow of olfactive and emotive visions. As a teacher, Ron has helped others to see fragrance through his own multi sensorial lens.
Very timely and perfectly said. Thank you 💜
Can’t help but think of a Monet or a Seurat…let us breathe deeply, and from a perspective of the whole, realize some beauty and sense of truth ~~~
“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast — you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
~ Eddie Cantor