“There are those who see, those who see when shown, and those who will never see. ” – Leonardo DaVinci
As the saying goes, there are three types of people in the world: those who see, those who see when shown, and those who will never see.
The first group is the wisest as they take in all the beauty and wonder that life offers. They seek knowledge and wisdom, and their experiences inspire them to live their best lives. Indeed, wisdom is seeing the world for all that it is and making the most of every experience. Life is constantly unfolding itself before our very eyes, and it is up to us to take it all in. The wisest among us are those who see the world with fresh eyes every day, who find inspiration in the simplest things, and who know that every experience has something to teach us. By embracing wisdom, we open ourselves up to a richer, more fulfilling life. And what could be wiser than that?
The second group of people is often just as intelligent and insightful as the first group, but they may not always be aware of the hidden gems in life. This is because they don’t always have the same perspective. When they are exposed to something new, however, they see its value immediately. This is because they can step outside of their own head and see the value in something from someone else’s perspective; they are willing to compromise.
The third group, unfortunately, is composed of those who will never see, if they refuse to change, that is. They go through life without ever looking up from their phones or taking the time to appreciate the little things. They are distracted by an illusory and perhaps dangerous phenomenon called ignorance. They refuse to see for fear of being wrong even if it’s causing harm to others, or to themselves. Sadly, they lack awareness, and their self-destructive behaviors greatly diminish their quality of life and the quality of life of those around them. For lack of better words, it’s an ego trip.
Wisdom comes from taking the time to see what’s around you and also taking the courage to see others’ perspectives. So, for those in the first two groups, keep your eyes open and enjoy all that life has to offer. And for those in the third group, just take a step back and see the world through different eyes. It might surprise you what you find. As Wayne Dyer said: “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
To which group do you belong?
Regardless of which class of people you belong to, only you have the power to change.