Monday, February 21, 2011

Changing our Perspectives

Is the way that we, the people from our culture, do things the correct way of doing things?
Is it possible that there is more than one way to do things?
Maybe we need to see the world with different eyes?
Maybe we need to see that just because people from other places do things differently than we do them that it is not necessarily wrong?
Is it possible that the way we do things might be wrong?

Based on this video, it seems that monkeys are one step ahead of us in the banana peeling department. Would you agree?
Many times those of us from the west, particularly the United States, think that the way we do things is the best way to do them. As a general rule, many of us will not even consider a different option when it comes to doing something in a way that is different than what we are accustomed to doing it. In fact, for what ever reason, many times we think that doing something differently is wrong.
Why do we think that way?
Why would we think that our way is the best way or that "their" way is wrong?
Maybe we need to consider why those who are doing things differently than us are doing them that way?
Maybe we need to realize that their way of doing things is not necessarily wrong, but just different?
What do you think?

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