Points Of View.

“The frame, the definition, is a type of context. And context, determines the meaning of things. There is no such thing as the view from nowhere, or from everywhere for that matter. Our point of view biases our observation, consciously and unconsciously. You cannot understand the view without the point of view.”
~ Noam Shpancer

getting out of bed

I was not able to sleep late in bed till this winter. My routine from very young days has been to wake up well before sun up but perhaps age is now telling, and I do find myself sleeping till later. Leaving the comfort of the warm bed is getting to be more and more difficult. But get up I must to get the household working the way it should.

Some days I want to get up and go outside and get the groceries, and some days I can’t brush my teeth. Some days I feel I can be a good parent to my son, and some days I just want to stay in bed and sleep.

I am sure that many of my readers will relate to that feeling by just replacing the words parent and son with other words.

So far so good. We all can comfort each other that it is normal to feel this way.

But this statement that I have highlighted above is not an original from me. It is from NELBA MÁRQUEZ-GREENE, whose 6-year-old daughter died in the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut USA.

See how the context changes the whole understanding?

29 thoughts on “Points Of View.”

  1. I think your point is very well shown, Ramana. What describes individuality at its essence better than the frame of reference, the point of view. What describes compassion and empathy better than trying to imagine the point of view of another. Even when wrong, the effort yields caring.

    No human truths stand alone. At least, that’s how I see it.
    The Old Fossil recently posted..An Ambulance, Two Horses, Two SUVs and an ER. Oh, my!

  2. Many of you, possibly don’t know but I have chronic health issues that can cause whole weeks, or more to wax and wane on just such matters…and many people will be believe I’m totally depressed because I have to chose which part of my envelope window I can cope with that day!

    Much of the time, I do not sleep well; nothing seems to change my self-clock so I have learnt to go with the flow. I try to be upright and getting on with the day by 8am. That may seem really late to some of you but I don’t usually get to initial sleep much before 12…

    I would love to have the energy at say 3, 5 or even 6am to get up and do something but the most I can achieve is turning on the light, opening a book and reading a page before I fall asleep again…
    Cathy in NZ recently posted..Shifting Dust: Two

    1. Cathy,
      I admire you for your perseverance and accomplishments given your health problems. You do a lot! My self clock is much stranger than yours. I get to bed hours later than you do and get up hours later. One of my favorite sayings is, “Doing the best I can with what I have left.” Accompanied with a smile, of course.
      cheerful monk recently posted..Surprises

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