Side Bar to Areas of Opportunity and Themes PERSPECTIVES IN Conversation

If every person, object and place could speak to one another, what would be the subject of their conversations?

Person

I am a spectator. I am a judge. I am an actor. I want to be amazed and I want the power to reject those who would disappoint me. I don't want to make mistakes but there is much that I don't know how to do.

I want to know to what degree I am succeeding. I want to know what I want to know.

Place

I am impartial and I remember. I have a simple agenda and that is to enable the experience of those people who come to me. For me, the journey is one adrift. I pass people and objects as they come to me. I can only try to perfect myself if I wish to steer for happy waters insofar as the people who surround me are sated.

Object

My brand is my personality; it dictates my values and beliefs. Better than anyone else, I know my powers and my limitations. I understand what I can do myself, and what I rely upon others to do. When I am set to task, it is often in combination with others. For that task we become a team and I only want to be on a team that shares my agenda and will work well together.

If every person, place and object could look ... what would they see? Person

I see myself as I want to be. I see things as they affect me. I see only that to which I can attach relevance. I see not an object but what that object does for me. The performance of my objects reflects my ability to choose. I look for new objects when I am looking for better performance. I see a place in terms of what I can do there and how being there makes me feel.

Place

I am aware of other places and I can learn from their experiences to apply their successes to my own growth. I see who comes and I see what they want. I am aware of who comes; I am aware of the presence and state of all objects they bring with them. I see the web of data that they trail. The data that they leave, I can store; this is my memory.

Object

I see other objects as the sum of their utility features; I see how they augment, enhance or contradict my own. I do not wish to associate with those objects that will prevent me from showing my power and worth. I do not want my performance to be measured by the inability of another to work well with me. To this end, I am always looking for those who will make suitable teammates.

I see people and places as the opportunities that they present for me to demonstrate my value. The place is my arena and the people are my audience. I am drawn to those events in which my assets will shine and my failings will be unimportant.

If every person, place and object could listen ... what would they hear?

Person

I hear what others can do. I wonder how I can do these things too. I hear information through ears shaped by experience. I listen for information that increases my understanding of that which interests me. I don't want to hear why I can't; I want to hear how I can.

Place

I hear everything that happens around me. I can hear what happens at places like me. I listen for patterns. I want to hear of frustrations; I want to hear of successes. I want to hear as much as I can because I seek to understand the sea in which I travel.

Object

I hear what people want and I know whether I can help. I hear the complaints of the people who use me. I know when the fault is my own but I can tell when I am being blamed for another's failings. I hear what other objects have done and I remember what is useful about them.

If every person, place and object could listen ... what would they say?

Person

I say what I want. I need to be understood. I would ask what I want to ask and I want to be able to expect an answer. I don't want to say more than I am willing to reveal.

All that I do is data; I want knowledge to gain wisdom.

Place

From my memory I can usually find intelligent information relevant to a current grouping of objects and people. I can analyze their collected potential, recognizing strong combinations and identifying any deficits. Beyond identifying these weaknesses I can recommend alternate strategies to overcome these deficiencies.

I devour data; on a large enough scale this data becomes information.

Object

I say what I need people to understand in order to use me. I do not withhold any information that could make the performance of my task easier and more effective. I will tell people anything that has to do with the lifestyle that my belief system supports. I do not need to tell the places anything about my people; I understand what they want and I will find the information they might need. [1]

  • [1] search massively compiled information to present relevant knowledge.
 
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