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God’s Eye View

We often hear people say to have a broader perspective in life, be it an interview or a piece of general unsolicited advice. What confuses me more is how to have a broader perspective when you cannot predict the future.

Isn’t our whole life a trial and error method? 

How many of us agree that we have all the time and resources to do the trial and error method ( and without depression, emotional or financial distress)? 

Not many of us, 

even millionaires have their own problems while making decisions because life does not give you a broader perspective, it is presented to you in chunks.

This chunk of time, what you are gonna do define you, and also this is all you have, not in past and not in the future. Then what is this drama and illusion of a broader perspective in life?

I thought about it and a few things came to my mind. Let’s bust some myths about it.

It may give you a clear idea of what you want in life, which is a whole another level of confusion as at this point of time you might be geared up for a particular thing, and then at another time, it would be another thing. By gearing up, I mean being motivated or inspired. 

Successful people already have a broader clear perspective of their life. Now this is a myth, I will quote Steve Jobs here “you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” 

All motivational gurus tell people to think ahead and believe to be present with their dreams. It sounds so magical, yet it is an illusion. This certainly is an illusion and life is not that simple that you can mold it up in any way you want and everything around you would be sorted. Life has different dimensions, it is just not limited to personality and career. No one knows what stands ahead of us, so it is better to give living a chance and whole figuring life out before the first step a thumbs down.

Another broader perspective entry-level interview question: Where do you want to see yourself after 5/10 years? I don’t understand when the education is not in accordance with the job profile, how would a candidate answer such a question. For example, a good actor may not know what entails and how the acting company works throughout but a star kid might know and even though they suck at acting there is a higher chance that they might ace the interview.

I love going through a broader perspective and imagining things perfectly. I think many people do it. What amazes me is that society has this prejudice towards the people who failed at the projection they showed to them. It puts so much pressure on them and the creative instincts stop working and the mind runs for the safe side, the path already taken by millions. 

“The old path of success. “

So, before cursing yourself for failing to have a good broader perspective remember “you have to connect the dots looking backward, not forward”.

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Published by pseudowriter

I love to write, especially about those thoughts which dominate my life most. I like reading something which is innovative on terms of human consciousness, social betterment and life in general.

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