This weeks discussion on Monday really had me thinking. It’s amazing how much we overlook in the grand spectrum because we view them as normal or just part of the every day way of life. I remember in class Professor Seaman talked about how someone who had never seen our streets asked what were the lines in the road. We just don’t really think about those things, but to someone else who has never seen them, it’s something that really stands out. I wonder what else is slipping under our noses. It’s actually kind of scary to see how much we miss or what we consider unimportant in our every day life.
I’ve always known that the world has been filled with close-mindedness. I think everyone in some way has a certain degree of close-minded or prejudice that’s there, even if they don’t realize it.
As much as I like to think I’m an open-minded person to all things, but what am I overlooking and how could affect other people? I’m sure there’s plenty of things that pass us by, but I can’t help but wonder what things we could be missing that are really outstanding or significant.
I think it would be really interesting to have someone who was completely unbiased and knew nothing of my personal life or culture come follow me for a day and tell me how he/she sees it. Maybe they could point out the things I haven’t noticed yet. That would be really awesome. How would someone else view our lives if they weren’t familiar with our lifestyles? It would be amazing to finally see all the things we don’t notice that are right in front of us.