# Tag: perspective

## [Member Post]

This morning as I was praying, I asked the picture of Jesus that once hung in some battlefield war  shelter outside of Metz just  before Patton’s Third Army accomplished the reduction of the Metz Fortress (oh … I do go on), “What are we supposed to do about this mess we’re in? It’s overwhelming!” And […]

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I knew the moment I opened my eyes this morning that a change of scenery and routine was today’s priority. Too many days/weeks/months of the same old, same old was starting to take a toll on my outlook, energy, and mood, and it was time for a reset of sorts. A quick shower, a mug […]

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## Grateful for What’s Not Happening

Watching riots, fires, attacks on law enforcement and listening to the idiotic decisions of mayors and governors is enough to drive any sane person over the edge. I try to limit my viewing of these incidents or reading about people taking steps to damage their cities and states.

And then I remind myself that I have so very much to be grateful for, regarding and in spite of coronavirus:

## Some Perspective on Viruses

For sixth-grade science, I like to use a text called The Universe in My Hands, which is “a general science course in which the elements of the material universe are ordered by size and the student is introduced to the disciplines of the science as a function of their sizes.” The student encounters the universe by ordering things according to their magnitude. You and I, for example, as humans, are on the order of 1 x 10^0 meters (one times ten to the zero power), which we call the Zero Order of Magnitude, or [0].

A cat is smaller than that, at the 1 x 10^-1 meters or [-1] Order of Magnitude. A marble is at the [-2] scale. A human cell is at the [-5], and a virus is at the [-7], or 2 orders of magnitude smaller than a human cell.

## Quote of the Day: Perspective

“A change in perspective is worth 80 IQ points.” — Alan Kay

I ran across this and, after @rayharvey’s conversation, it seemed appropriate. I have often found it to be true. In some circles, a phrase is used, “You can’t solve the problem on the level of the problem.” Trying to shift perspective and see things in new ways can be a very powerful experience and transform problems into wonderful new opportunities.

## [Member Post]

The election season is getting closer.  Those of you who have read my writings before, know that while I do agree that elections have consequences, I also think that the game to be played is a long game.  Changing hearts and minds of people is more important to me than a win.  imagine both Democrats and Republicans […]

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