Seeing the whole picture

Something inspirational:

“To learn to see – to accustom the eye to calmness, to patience, and to allow things to come up to it; to defer judgment, and to acquire the habit of approaching and grasping an individual case from all sides. This is the first preparatory schooling of intellectuality. One must not respond immediately to a stimulus; one must acquire a command of the obstructing and isolating instincts.”

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE, Twilight of the Idols


10 Jan, 2014

6 thoughts on “Seeing the whole picture

    1. Thanks Lisa. You’ve got it. In a nutshell, we must all learn to see, open our eyes so that we assess things from all sides before we pass judgment.

  1. I think the quote means we should ‘look before we leap’ in which case I agree with that.

    We are all guilty of making snap judgements and decisions when we should stand back and consider the wider implications of decisions and all the material considerations to be taken into account in making those decisions.

    1. Our perceptions on quotes will always be different of course.

      I agree with you. I am sure we’ve all been guilty of that at one time or another; although I’m not sure how many people will understand that we have to see the bigger picture before making any kind of decisions.

      I believe it’s the only way we can determine the right or positive outcome.

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