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You are probably an open-minded person. You’re mostly right. You’re mostly right. because we’re all biased. Each of us filters the world through our own lenses.

We’re a lot like the people of Oz – as in The Wizard of Oz. In the original story, written by Frank Baum, the Emerald City is said to be made of green glass, emeralds, and other jewels. And yet, when Dorothy and her companions enter the city, the Wizard expects them to wear green-tinted spectacles. The Wizard says the glasses will protect them against the “brightness and glory” of the city. The green lenses distort the view, making it appear that everything is greener.

A skewed perspective is also why the Scarecrow thought he needed a brain; the Tin Woodman, a heart; and the Cowardly Lion, courage. We all see what we want to, and not what is actually there. The truth is, it’s not..

We have difficulty resolving issues ranging from marriage and parenting problems to business disputes because of distorted perspectives. What’s true become skewed because our green-colored spectacles blind us to some angle of reality.

Recognizing that we are all part of the solution is key. You can also find out more about the following: The filters we use to colorize our world…



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