What is perspective? I do not know what your own perspective actually is as I do not know you but I do know one thing about it; it is unique. A planet inhabited by 7 billion humans, all with a unique perspective. The view you have of the world, your surroundings, is special as it only exists because you do. Our perspective also changes. It changes as we move around. It changes as we age and it changes with the light. As Canadian novelist Robertson Davies eloquently put it:
A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.
Everyone will have a point of view based on their perspective, and we can always think more deeply and change the way we look at things. Look at all the arguments surrounding politics. The reason political arguments are so heated is that the source of the argument is not indisputable fact. The basis is opinion and opinion can be right or wrong based on your perspective. Take the adage regarding the glass of water; is it half empty or half full? Your perspective changes your view. However, think again, maybe the glass is too small?
I was intrigued reading recently about work carried out to change the perspective of fish living in a garden pond. YouTube user “Bored Panda” featured a DIY inverted aquarium installed in their pond. The video shows the fish crowding into the enclosure and seemingly enjoying the new view that puts them at eye level with the pond plants. You can view the video below – I do wonder what they made of it all.
In another experiment another YouTuber “Kitty Loves Tofu” showed off her own inverted aquarium. Viewing the fish feeding in the elevated space provides yet another unique perspective not only for the fish but also for the viewer – see for yourself below.
Aquarium plants & ornamnets