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.