John Y’s Musings from the Middle: Perception Matters

Perception matters. Sometimes more than we want to admit to ourselves.

An example. On vacation last week my 17 year old son and I played pick up basketball several days–playing three on three.

The first day was rough. We got beat 2 or 3 games.

The second day, however, we did very well…and won 2 out of 3 games–and won convincingly.

As we drove back to our room I told my son how well he played and noted that I played much better too.

Adding, “We did pretty darn well out there today, didn’t we, Johnny?

“Dad,” my son said quizzically, “They were 10 and 12 years old.”

Sometimes it’s good to have a friend or loved one gently help you perceive things clearer than you seem to be at the moment.


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