Thursday, September 6, 2012

Professional COMM 9/6: Anthony Robbins on perspective

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” Anthony Robbins

If this quote we to be assumed to be absolute fact, what would that mean for us? What would we do differently? What would we do the same?

If we all perceive the world in a different way, then we can never know what the world is really like for anyone else. How should we treat each other then? Maybe we should act as though each person is an end (a goal, a destination). When we treat each other as though we are each capable of being more than merely human, more than merely defined by our circumstances and environment- when that day comes we will need a whole lot more courage than we need to dodge bullets, we will need the patience of oak trees!

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