spectacles-glassesEvery person on this planet wears a sort of pair of glasses through which they see the world. A set of lenses through which we filter and perceive life. These glasses are called paradigms. Paradigms are a sort of personally prescribed focus that are formed from things we’ve been taught, experiences, prejudices, opinions – everything through which we perceive the world.

As much as we would like to think that our paradigms are accurate or ideal or fail-proof, they are far from it. This is the problem with paradigms. The glasses we create for ourselves sometimes have blinders that prevent us from seeing the larger picture.

How can they be accurate if our field of vision is limited by personal comfort and happiness? How can they be ideal if our focus is biased to personal power and success? How can they be fail-proof if our peripheral vision only sees our own education, goals and dreams?

We need to shift our paradigms. We need to change how we perceive this world.

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