Don’t you hate it when you are on a plane, seated in your seat and some person puts their arse right on you. WTF!
It happened to me a couple of days ago and all I can think to my self is, pay attention to what is going around you.
I want my flight without arse in my face, arse face.
Of course, being obsessed with PD, it makes me think about awareness and how so many people are completely unaware of their environment, what’s happening around them and what impact they have on others.
Part of me just wants to yell in their face and tell them to get stuffed. Then, there is another part of me that wonders, why do they have no idea? What is their perspective?
The long way the way to do this is through a technique called perceptual positions, which is about seeing things from three perspectives. Yours, theirs and an observers.
The short way is to separate you from the equation and to pretend you are them?
Simply put, imagine stepping into their shoes and:
- see what they see,
- hear what they hear, and
- feel what they feel.
What were they doing right in the moment that they messed with you?
Answer that then you will truly be on the path to understanding others perspectives.
But let’s say someone reading this calls “bullshit”.
Let’s think about why I ended up with arse in my face?
The passenger was making room for the people sitting next to him, he was focusing on removing his jacket while making polite conversation. He had no idea he was placing his butt on me. Do I still think, get stuffed? A little bit, but when I get over my BS I can see it was just a mistake.
What have you been unaware of recently? Have you jumped to any conclusions?
Rock and Roll
P.S. Whats the one thing you don’t do, that would cause the most positive change in your life?