“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.” Abraham Lincoln
Last night, I was hanging out with my dear friend Diana who is possibly one of the most amazing people I could ever meet! She is Mexican and moved to Canada when she was 14 and all her stories and how she became who she is! Everyone has a powerful story.
She is also a role model for me, starting her own company which is a Mexican Deli when she was only 21! I know after participating the business plan competition. I want to be an entrepreneur. We talked about nothing and everything and had several of epiphanies that we developed a theory to understanding the world :
1. Humans struggle to view different perspectives and this limits them to see other potential opportunities and dreams they have.
2. Everybody has so many insecurities that no one wants or has the guts to admit them.
I was reminded of my visit to the UBC anthropology museum where during the tour, the guide spoke about three totem poles. They were all sculptured by first nation people around 100-200 years old and were used to hold up houses. All the characters of the poles were of the image of a bear and a hunter.
The only difference was the geographic location of the tribes and how they perspective their relationship between the bear and hunter!
And hence again Perspective is an important element of this story!