What to Do When the View Isn’t the One You Want to See

How to take a different view

Elaine Hilides
E³ — Entertain Enlighten Empower

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Big Ferris wheel affording different perspectives and view
Photo by Liam Martens on Unsplash

Jenny whispered through her fingers, “I can’t believe I said that.”

She looked up at me.

“When my daughter asked me to tell her about oral sex, I panicked, and the only thing I could think to say was that the view wasn’t very good.

Sex education aside, the view matters

You Get a Better View From Up Here

I heard a US veteran speak at a conference. He talked about going into a dangerous situation blind. He and his troop had to take a different route than expected, and he and the driver had directions relayed to them through an earpiece.

He described how the driver would be told to turn left or right, and they had to trust this was the right way. The messages were coming from a colleague in a helicopter above them. The men in the helicopter had a different view from the men in the truck; the people in the helicopter could see what was happening on the ground and direct them accordingly.

Because the view was better from up there.

The helicopter view is often used as a metaphor to remind people of what they can do when they’re stuck in a situation. It’s a way to get an overview.

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Elaine Hilides
E³ — Entertain Enlighten Empower

I can help you go from anxious to peaceful. Wellbeing coach for over a decade. Author, and International speaker, lives by the sea. elainehilides.com