Thursday, October 11, 2018

To see the world through someone else's eyes

I just heard on Public Radio's All things considered, a story about scientists growing human retinas in a petri dish. Like so much in science, the original purpose was to study how humans come to see colors when many animals don't, but now they are thinking if would be possible to use the retinas to cure color blindness or even replace a retina with macular degeneration.

It got me to thinking about seeing the world through someone else's eyes.

That's something we humans don't do much and especially in the polarized political landscape of today.

As a older, straight, while, American male, I need the eyes of the young, the GLBTQ, people of color, people of other nationalities and women to help me see clearly through their eyes.

And as a socialist leaning Democrat, I also need to see through the eyes of conservative Republicans.

That's the hardest one for me.

And yet, to 'stand under' the other is the only way to understand them.

I'm going to try to keep my deeply held political views at bay and try to see through the eyes of Marco Rubio or Linsey Graham.

(I draw the line, however, at the eyes of Ted Cruz and our President. I won't go there....)

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some ponderings by an aging white man who is an Episcopal priest in Connecticut. Now retired but still working and still wondering what it all means...all of it.