We all come into this world on a like path. Some of us are born into privilege and others into poverty. Our skin may be white, black, yellow or some shade of these colors. Some are born healthy and some sickly, some strong and some weak. Our brains are as unique as our gene pool. Some minds are brilliant and some challenged from the get-go. Some of us arrive with a skill set already developed and others spend a lifetime trying to find their way. Some are born into a free society and some will never know what that is.
Upon arrival in this world our experience base begins to build. Some children are welcomed and nurtured through their entire life while others are barely accepted, viewed only as a liability or as a means to an end. Some are abused and some have to fight from the earliest moments just to survive. Some are educated and others know only the laws of the street. Social change, wars, media as well as other people and expectations all play a part in the development of our view of life.
So, with some combination of all this stuff, we individually develop a perspective from which we view all that happens in life. It’s hardly rocket science to accept that perspective is a very personal and ingrained point of view. It can be positive or negative, fueled by self-confidence, lack of confidence, compassion, enthusiasm, anger or fear. It can also be either a strength or a weakness.
My perspective has been cultivated through 70 years of living and the experience gained as I navigated my way through childhood, the teens, the 20’s and into an ever more stable level of maturity. Growing older was never in doubt but growing up took some work.
My perspective is not up for critiquing. Like everyone else I am entitled to my point of view and accept that no-one else will share exactly the same thoughts about anything.
You also are entitled to your point of view. The fact there will be a difference is good – may make for some interesting dialogue – and even expand my understanding of whatever. You should know, however, I really don’t like being told I come from a different time, world or planet when mine is simply a different opinion, from a different perspective. I don’t like being discounted because of my life choices, because I don’t have a degree, am female, or am not currently in the workforce.
One thing I’ve learned, from my perspective, is there are very few absolutes in this world. I know that 2 + 2 = 4. I know that change is a guaranteed constant as our world and societies evolve, that death is a part of life, and that the power of choice is highly underrated. The capacity of computer technology is still only in an infant stage and with every new discovery the possibilities for future development are hard to imagine – unless you watched Star Trek. People will be hard pressed to keep up.
One other absolute – you can never win a Lottery if you don’t buy a ticket.