Saturday, May 7, 2011

Is the world black and white, or many shades of grey?

This was another interesting question posed on LinkedIn. Is the world black or white, is there right or wrong, or many shades of grey?

We must remember that the colour we "see" is determined by our individual perspective (education, religion, gender, age etc) so can there ever be only black and white?

True acceptance and co-operation can only be achieved when we accept that there are no absolutes. Stephen Covey explores an interesting concept in his 7 Habits of Highly Effective People where habit 5 is "seek first to understand, then be understood".

We don't necessarily have to agree with another persons viewpoint but if we seek first to understand who knows what opportunities may open up.

Going out of our way to view the world in as many colours as possible is the only way to achieve continual learning and advancement, the alternative is to stagnate.

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