#6 Perspectives

角度

 

各位和聲人:

 

上星期,我偶然看到設計師@tangyauhoong的這幅畫(見圖),從中得到不少啟發!

 

日常生活中,我們往往只看到事情的單一面向,而忘了它還有另一個面向,甚至是第三個面向。當我們站在某一點去看事情時,若能試著從其他點切入,站在「對面」角度去思考,便能看見另一天空。就像漫畫中,如一個人在街角行來行去就只會看到 Just do nothing It is impossible 的唏噓和絕望,又怎能了解從對角看到的  Just do it Nothing is impossible 呢?

 

漫畫中的道理看似很簡單,重點是怎樣把「從對面角度思考」成為習慣呢?

 

一個常糾結於某一點的人,源於他心底裏的一些的信念,使他難以從慣性中抽離,加上害怕被別人否定的挫折,一旦遇上困難或外來的挑戰,便把自己禁足於舒適圈之中,與同溫層的朋友互相取暖,咀邊掛在「一定係咁㗎啦...無可能嘅...遲啲先算...」,把理智都收進櫃子裏。

 

人要習慣換個角度思考,甚至要站在「對面」角度思考,首先要懂得好好控制自己的情緒,放下執著,還要常常抱著學習的心態,與人溝通。靈活變通的腦袋也十分重要,所謂「盲從成禍患」就是這個意思。然而,只有肯踏出第一步的人,才有機會成就那看似不可能的事情。

 

懂得調節心態,轉換角度看事情,加上強大的執行力,才能建立起真正的自信,令我們變得更成熟,更堅強,更有智慧去處理生活的逆境。

 

#Rule our mind

#Just do nothing - It is impossible remix

 

Perspectives

 

Dear Woo Sing students, 

 

     I came across an illustration by @tangyauhoong (see attached) last week and was deeply inspired by it. We often see one side of an incident but forgot the other side or even the third angle. If one can consider different perspectives, it will often lead to a new horizon. Just like the illustration, when we walk around on the same path at the corner, we will only see the two despairing phrases, “Just do nothing” and “It is impossible”. If we do not walk to the other side of the path, how can we see the whole picture, “Just do it. Nothing is impossible”?

 

    The philosophy may be simple. But the key is how to make understanding other perspectives to become a habit? We are often tangling at a point because of a belief and the worries of negation. When it comes to challenges, we often put our rational aside, stay in our comfort zone and seek peer recognition. If we want to practise a diverse perspective mindset, we will have to rule our emotions and master our minds. Keep an open and flexible mindset, communicate with opponents and learn their perspectives. It is only when we make the first step before we can see the unseen possibilities.       

 

    By mastering our mind, considering different perspectives and having the ability to act, we will become wise, confident, and resilience to overcome the morass in life.  


Regards,

 

Ellis Fok Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine

Associate Dean of Student, Lee Woo Sing College,

The Chinese University of Hong Kong