Perspective an important tool
Keeps you from being a fool
When thinking things are low
Reality perhaps not so

Who better who worse
Without comparison a curse
Despair sets in for your plight
Without perspective’s light

Feeling sad
It’s not so bad
Walk on most any urban street
Realize it’s not so bleak

Notice homeless all around
Tattered vendors in the crowd
Aged disabled disfigured and such
Suddenly blessed with much

Task at hand for you to see
Your privilege deserves some glee
Do not mope become unglued
Look at life and be amused

How does comparing your life to homeless, war, disease shifts your assessment?

Does perspective provide a new view?

– Stewart Levine ©

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