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"It is the 'I' behind the eye that does the seeing." Anais Nin

I once had a 'colourful conversation' with my wife. Some might call it an argument. We both felt adamant about our position and couldn't reach a solution. After we had calmed down I remembered the wise counsel above from French-Cuban American novelist Anais Nin. None of us have an objective fully informed view of the world. Instead we see it thru a lens based on our past experiences, bias, limited data, and memory. It's a miracle we ever agree on anything! As Stephen Covey said in his book 'The 7 Habits' "We see the world not as it is but as we are." No doubt you've heard this one before but has it changed the way you discuss, debate, converse, challenge or have 'colourful conversations' with others? As Covey also says "seek first to understand then to be understood." Something I wish I'd done with my wife that one weekend. We live and learn.

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