We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.

Impartiality is an absolute that is, I believe, almost unattainable. It is very much akin to the disparity between a subjective versus objective perspective. At some point, our personal bias has to come into the equation.

Take the classic opening to 2001 a space Odyssey in which primitive man first recognizes that the bone from an animal that had been eaten, was suddenly a tool that was capable of fending off a warring tribe.

What was previously debris and discards from previous meals, gives way to the birth of tools and weapons.

Jumping countless millennia into the future, we find ourselves approaching art, relationships, literature, employment, education and so many other interpretive variables through the interpretation of our own personal construct of understandings and preferences.

This perspective is applicable to the cup half full versus half empty syndrome. What we see, starts with the parameters with which we are able to judge and evaluate what we are seeing. So in the end, everything is interpretive.

And how one chooses to interpret the variables before them will directly impact one’s final outcome.

Have you ever noticed how the same piece of music can be the most exhilarating thing in your world at one moment and in another, strictly background music? I believe this is the same phenomenon. This is the projection of ourselves, and thereby our moods, onto that which we are experiencing.

I hope your Thursday is off to a vibrant start😊

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!