Monday, November 27, 2023

It's a subjective world...............

 "Well-being depends less on objective events than on how those events are perceived, dealt with, and shared with others."  This subjective layer is what we want to focus on in our quest to know other people.  The crucial question is not "What happened to this person?" or "What are the items on their resume?"  Instead we should ask: "How does this person interpret what happened? How does this person see things?  How do they construct their reality?"  This is what we really want to know if we want to understand another person.

     An extrovert walks into a party and sees a different room then an introvert does.  A person who has been trained as an interior designer sees a different room than someone who's been trained as a security specialist.

-David Brooks,  How To Know A Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen

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