We can all have a different point of view on things. This is because we have all had different experiences and different thoughts and feelings about our experiences. It makes the world a very interesting place – imagine how boring it would be if everyone thought and felt the same thing about everything!
Different points of view can be one of the main causes of arguments and upset. Even though we may have a different point of view, sometimes it is important for us to see a situation from someone else’s point of view to stop arguments and disagreements getting out of hand.
This exercise can help you to get into the habit of seeing and appreciating other people’s perspectives.
The next time you are getting upset or frustrated about a situation…
- Imagine stepping into the shoes of someone else.
- Imagine seeing the situation through their eyes.
There are many people you could use for this exercise:
- People you know, like your friends, family or teachers.
- Perhaps famous people, like sports players, film stars or musicians.
- You could even think about historical figures you admire.
Really get into their character and imagine how they would view the situation.
- What would they be thinking?
- How would they be feeling?
- What would they do?
This exercise may seem a little strange at first, but it is such a good way to widen your perspective on things. It will help to resolve arguments, calm disagreements, and solve difficult situations or challenges
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Another Point of View…
Learning to stand in somebody else’s shoes, to see through their eyes, that’s how peace begins. And it’s up to you to make that happen. Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world.” ~ Barack Obama