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The Thing About Perspective.

Perspective is a funny thing. On a train whizzing by you see faces of people you’ll never meet. From a plane you’ll can fly over places you may never get the chance to go. Walking along a crowded street you’ll hear voices telling stories you’ll never know the endings too.  All of these things, they can make the world feel so big and in turn, make your world feel so small. It can almost make you feel insignificant. Like in the grand scheme of things, your problems, your victories, and everything in-between, don’t really matter. But they do. There may be a big picture to this world, but your story is an important part of it.  You may be one ripple in a vast ocean, but that water can still feel the change.

Sometimes this vastness can make it feel like you’re drowning. It can make your life wrap you up in chaos tied with a bow of your daily routine. It can box you in so you’re stuck with who and what you know, but there’s a reason for that. The world may be big, but your world, the world you interact in daily, tends to be small. Most times it has to be this way; it’s how you get by from day-to-day. If you constantly were aware of every single thing that goes on in the world, everywhere, well, it would be overwhelming. So you tend to stick to what you know. Your life essentially becomes a bubble. But you can’t let this make you forget that there is an entire world out there. It’s a world filled with new opportunities and new adventures you have yet to embark on. There’s a world filled with people that you have yet to meet whose stories can change the course of your life in an instant. There’s always something around the corner, a hidden moment you have yet to uncover. Embrace this. Let your bubble pop. I think too often, you’re afraid of running out of time to accomplish things. Too often you worry that you aren’t where you thought you would be. Too often you’re scared that your life may not amount to something. Dismiss those fears. Know that that’s the beauty of a world filled with possibilities yet to be discovered; there’s always a way for the course of your life to change.

Bumping into someone on that crowded street can literally turn your life in another direction. Every moment that happens in your life is one detail that can change everything. So, stop getting bogged down in what’s currently in the confines of your life and start embracing the fact that there is still so much to come. Use the houses you see from a plane, or the faces that pass you by, as a reminder that there is so much more out there. More than you probably will ever get the chance to fully experience. But strive to soak up as much as you can. Try to look at life from different perspectives so that your perspective on life can change. Opportunity and possibility are all around you. It’s just up to you to see them. It’s up to you to find the perspective.

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