A not very timely note

This was a blog I once wrote during my high school and early college years. I keep it around for nostalgic purposes, but it is quite obviously no longer updated. I am looking to make a more professional blog presence in the future, but I still like to look at where I was mentally at certain points in time.

- G. Jan 2013

Sunday, May 11, 2008

"A Different Lens" by G.

The newspaper on your front porch. Cars trudging down the street. The neon sign at the barber shop spelling "open". Just a few things that we see. People see many things, from inanimate objects to the people going through with their daily lives. We see these things through our eyes, and make judgments about them based on what we know. Soon, things that we see often enough appear to be static; like they can never change. If a person comes across as being rude or unfriendly during a first encounter, they might be associated with that perception for a long while. Places that we used to love become dull and boring. Well maybe it's time to change out the lens in your mind. It's our human nature to view many things a certain way. But you would be very surprised how different the world looks when you look through another person's eyes. The minute you stop walking into a place expecting a certain thing, and instead become a very open mind, you'll will see things differently. Lets say you walk into a park, and you look straight down. What would you see? The ground? Grass? Obviously. But we shouldn't be looking for the obvious. We should find what is underneath the obvious. What is really there when you look down? Not just grass. Weeds, flowers, insects, soil, the earth's crust. An entire ecosystem flourishing under your feet. Having a mindset like this reveals much more about the world around you than just using your eyes. Because to really see, you also have to use your mind.


Meghna said...

Hi G,
Very well said! And so true too.....To see...we have to use "our mind" too :P

Da Old Man said...

It kind of remindedme of the "third eye" concept.

Anonymous said...

Well said fam...something to always keep in mind.
Don't get caught up in those mundane cycles
Let your mind breathe
constant surprises
take it in...


L. Venkata Subramaniam said...

thanks for submitting this post to the best three blog posts competition.

1. loved the layout of your blog
2. loved your post even more

to really see you also have to use your mind...that is a deep statement...

do you think computers will one day be able to think? In machine vision we try to make computers recognize objects...in the context of your message now that takes an entirely new meaning!