In this modern age of alternative facts, news algorithms and information campaigns we need to re-explore our ”forgotten” superpower empathy. With this superpower we are equipped with abilities to shift perspectives and ”walk a mile in somebody else´s shoes”. This is indeed a superpower in this modern age.
Just wait a second! Is it really a modern age problem? If we travel back more than 2 000 years we will be able to listen to wisdom words of Marcus Aurelius. This is accredited to him: ”Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth!”
I just need to step out of my house and take a short walk down to our lake to understand the question of perspectives. Below are two snapshots taken at the same spot, but from only two different perspectives of the same motive. No need to say more.