Most of the things we do in life are based on the perspective that we currently have at that time.
We can't buy something at a store that will give us perspective (you can make the case that a book might though). It's an odd situation where the things we experience, see, and read alter the way we view life.
As a teacher, I try to keep this in mind when I reflect on where my students are at in their own lives.
So much of my job as a teacher is to provide opportunities for students to change their perspective on something, if they so choose.
Yet another reason why each teacher has the opportunity to leave a legacy with the students they serve.
Teachers literally change the way young people think.
That is IF they view them as credible.
The journey to become more credible continues.