Today’s world sure seems crazy and one of the craziest things is our apparent difficulty communicating with each other.
Obviously, we need to try our best to understand each other, work together, and do our best to make the world a better place.
But the fact is, it’s really, really hard to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes because we all have different world perspectives. Our backgrounds…our education…our family…our friends…our schools…where we’ve lived…everything that’s touched us has influenced and impacted how we see the world.
It’s called heuristics and we’re all affected.
That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to understand each other. We should. But before we can really do that, we have to admit to ourselves we are bias.
This week instead of recording a new presentation, I’m reaching back into my video archives and grabbing one of my greatest hits. It’s a portion of a speech I gave several years ago, titled We Don’t See Things As They Are. It’s only six minutes and nine seconds.
I’d appreciate if you would share this with your friends and please share your comments.