The Elephant and the Ball

17 Jan

2013-01-16 11.49.19

That is my beautiful daughter Isabella (with crazy hair)!!!

She was playing earlier with a little elephant pushing a bigger orange ball.  She will play with anything!

Typically, elephants are bigger in size than a ball (in terms of real life).

So, I asked my four-year old daughter this question:

Is the ball too big or is the elephant too small?

Here’s another question: Does it even matter? 🙂

Not really!  But, it’s interesting to see how perspectives define how people view things.

The same is true for you.  Your perspectives define the way that you see the world.  Every time you read a book, see a movie, have an argument, work on a team, finish a term paper, or visit another country, your perspectives help you to define what you see, how you see it, and why you see it that way.

If you’ve never taken your perspectives about life into account, it might be time to do so.  Listen to what you say, pay attention to how you react and respond in different situations and you will begin to see whether your perspectives are helpful or not.

By the way, Isabella said that the elephant was too small.

Was she right? 🙂

1 Comment

Posted by on January 17, 2013 in Life, Uncategorized


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One response to “The Elephant and the Ball

  1. Joshua

    January 17, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Great stuff, Jeff. Yes, perspective are so powerful! For instance, if you got a very pessimistic view of life, you can create problems where problems don’t exist… Likewise, if you have an optimistic perspective, then ya can envision a better future…& potentially reach that future. Hmm, I think I’m gonna agree w/ Isabella 🙂


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