We all know that perspective is unique to the individual, and thusly should be observed more than it is debated.
Today I had a very interesting conversation with my brother about my high school sweetheart. The person in question knowing my habits and particular lifestyle said that if we do get to that point it would be with the understanding that smoking cigarettes or weed would be done, like moving forward I can no longer part take in these things.
To me this is a small ask, besides what am I really gaining by indulging in these things?
To my brother however this was an act of treason, or act of war and needed to be met with the utmost aggression. How dare anyone give him an ultimatum?!?!?!
I simply smiled and said I can dig it. I understand that there are things that everyone is and is not willing to deal with and I respect the transparency. I feel like if you really love anyone you should not allow anything to get in the way of that. I feel as though looking at a situation like this and thinking its an act of control is a tad juvenile but I am sure that my brother also feels the same about my perspective on things; we however respect the differences and enjoy the conversation for what it is not voicing unnecessarily negative thoughts.
I am aware that men view things differently from women and think differently from women, so I definitely need to take that into consideration more often when we have our talks.
The literal definition for the word Perspective for inquiring minds compliments of google search:
- the art of drawing solid objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other when viewed from a particular point.”a perspective drawing”
- 2.a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.