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There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” Aldous Huxley

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”  John Lubbock



Perspective is an evaluation or analysis of something. It takes into account a belief system as well as what is taken in by the senses.

The belief system comprises of the following;

  • The way we think about ourselves
  • The way we think about others
  • The way we think about outside

The belief system formed due to the following;

  • Current situation
  • Values
  • Culture
  • Past experiences

The popular images of two straight lines (of equal length) and a candlestick or wine glass (or two faces) show us that things are often not as they first seem, and there’s almost always a different perspective.



Perspective is a point of view, perception is what you interpret. Perception is what you interpret from your five senses, touch, smell, sight, hearing, and taste. Perception is the process of attaining awareness or understanding of sensory information. It comes from the latin word ‘perceptio’ which means receiving, collecting and action of taking possession with the mind or senses.

  • Satellite imagery gives a global perspective of the earth.
  • Remnants of monument give a historical perspective.
  • It was the perspective of an expert.
  • This opens the way to comparative perspectives.
  • A short time left to live, without a perspective of eternity.

The evolution of our experiences converges to form meaning & values. From different perspectives we develop, we derive different perceptions. The more our beliefs are embedded, the difficult it is for us to see anything differently. Perspectives are quite tough to change.


A particular attitude towards or way of regarding something, it’s a point of view.

The true understanding of the relative importance of things, it’s a sense of proportion.

We must keep a sense of perspective about things we do.

A way of regarding, understanding, or interpreting something, it’s a mental impression.

We need to challenge many popular perceptions of old age.

It’s an intuitive understanding and an insight.

Putting oneself in other’s perspective changes the perception of life. It is the perception of our reality that governs the perspective towards our life. The question where do our perspectives come from? In fact they come from our perceptions.

We break our perceptions to make our perspectives.