One of the key motives why multiple perspectives are important is that they assist in fostering the understanding of the different roles that diversity performs in the society today. Multiple perspectives can be defined as when one perceiver has the capacity to observe different perceptions from a similar viewpoint. It could additionally mean when a perceiver uses various skill of perceptions or different perceivers with varied perceptions. In this essence, multiple views are fundamentally important as they give the functionality to entertain more than a few diverse perspectives of a given challenge or a particular process. Therefore considering a problem from multiple perspectives is of the essence as it is plausible to find more than a few solutions towards the problem. Through multiple perspectives, ideas and opinions are diversified such that it is possible to find common ground as opposed to working on a unilateral point of view.
How might we reach a position of common respect for all people by learning to see the world and its people from multiple perspectives?
While it is not every one who shares the ideology of multiple perspectives, it is no doubt that the world would be a better place if people chose to see each other from multiple perspectives. This requires that people learn how to respect each other and appreciate the customs, traditions, cultures and backgrounds that they come from regardless of whether they are in agreement with the way of life of these people. People need to understand that it is not all individuals they come across that are going to share in their beliefs or their way of life. However, by learning to respect what other people choose to do is the beginning of appreciating multiple perspectives and is the initial step towards achieving common respect for everyone, regardless.
What is the process for learning to take multiple perspectives?
Multiple perspective is a broad term that includes multiple and perhaps assorted points of view, illustrations, and responsibilities, that are easily adopted inside any framework, either mutual or not mutual. (Park, Kapoor, Scharver and Leigh, pg. 79). The process of learning how to take multiple perspectives can therefore be classified into four categories. The first can be referred to as the within a process which gives the view that we have as individuals as we look out through the human eyes.
The second is the process of view from outside whereby there is disregard of the relationship of whatever the perceiver is viewing with the rest of the environment. The perceiver, in this case, does not see himself or herself as being part of the environment they are viewing. The third part of the process is where the creation being viewed is seen as co-existing interdependently with the environment. Here, the perceiver understands that they are part of the whole process. Finally, there is the point of view of the whole creation process which usually encompasses both the scene and the unseen features. Hibbard and Paul (Video). Each part of these views offers different insights on the whole process, and the interpretation may be varied as well. While one individual may see the whole process as existing outside of them, another may be aware that they are indeed part of the entire process.
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Park, K., Kapoor, A., Scharver, C., Leigh, J., Exploiting Multiple Perspectives in Tele-Immersion. Proceedings of IPT 2000. Ames, Iowa. Pp 70-83. Retrieved from http://dis.dankook.ac.kr/publications/