its all about perspective…

There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to, learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.

The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer, and the youngest son in the fall.


When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen.

The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted. The second son said no it was covered with green buds and full of promise .

The third son disagreed; he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked so beautiful, it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen. The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it was ripe and drooping with fruit, full of life and fulfillment.

The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, because they had each seen but only one season in the tree’s life.

He told them that you cannot judge a tree, or a person, by only one season. That the essence of who they are and the pleasure, joy, and the love that come from that life can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up.


amazing!  four people saw the same tree four different ways.  each was right, but each was wrong.  we must love bigger than our narrow observance in time and ego.


2 thoughts on “its all about perspective…

  1. Earlier you asked me about my PERCEPTION and then directed me to your eunioa on PERSPECTIVE. Since we know that they are not interchangable and I know that you are very particular with word selection, I’m assuming that you had intention. Of course if this is an offline conversation PLEASE dont post (LOL) and call me. Unless of course you would like to debate (and lose) their duality. 🙂

Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data, ability to repeat discredited memes, and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Also, be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor even implied. Any irrelevancies you can mention will also be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous :)

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