Point of view rules the world and when a person comes to understand another point of view, they are now in that persons world. That is an honor and a responsibility to be a good steward of the invitation, the trust and to treat it accordingly. DO NOT BE TEMPTED TO ARGUE or this coveted opportunity to learn will be lost
WHEN I SHARE OR WANT
Here's a good question. Who should go first in sharing perspectives. Well if I am out and about and I have a need, I am going to communicate that and then monitor the feed back that I get from it. If not clear or further investigation is required, I fine tune that taking it where I want to go. I continue until satisfied
WHEN SOMEONE ELSE SHARES AND WANTS
If someone approaches me and wants to share or make a point, then my ears grow, my mouth shuts down and I lend my attention. If it is from a stranger, they will have seconds to capture me. If they fail in trying to do so or I am just not interested, they will know it and our contact is over
SHARING OF SELF
If it is someone I know, like, a client, family member or a compelling situation, then I afford more time and consideration and we mutually travel down the shared point of view together. I want to understand and be understood. This is quality exchanging
I DIDN'T SEE OR HEAR THAT...THANK YOU
It is interesting to note that people experience differently even though they are exposed to the same things. That is because we all have to filter data through our own personal systems and beliefs and that causes different outcomes. Perspective allows each other to glimpse what the other person is feeling, thinking or even not clear.
Perspective: a point of view that when shared, promotes a form of intimacy between the participants. Now, what is wrong with that?