A reminder that YOU get to decide what you believe and you get to decide what advice is right for you.
About this print:
- 9” x 12” fine art giclee print
- Printed on thick high quality, acid-free archival paper stock with an enhanced matte finish
- Reproduced from original acrylic painting by Caroline Kelso Winegeart
- Does not come with frame
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This piece was created as a part of my 2016 project #AbstractAffirmationsDaily where I share an abstract piece of art with a positive message every day. Here's the story that accompanies this piece, posted on 8/9/2016:
There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to life advice. Even I forget sometimes that what works for one person is not necessarily what will work for another. What one person needs to hear in one moment could be the actual opposite of what the person next to them needs to hear.
And I think is a very important thing to take note of every now and again. All day long we have messages being thrown at us (these daily art posts being a great example!) but it’s up to all of us as individuals to critically examine where those messages are coming from and decide what to do with them.
Take politics, for example (“I wish you wouldn’t,” they said, in unison 😉🙊.) It occurred to me recently that one reason so many discussions on politics become heated is because people often forget to include the most important phrase of all when stating their stances: “I BELIEVE THAT…” Not “I know to be true…” Not “here’s how it works…” Not “here’s what we need…” Those phrases presume OBJECTIVITY. They presume fact, not opinion. And it’s impossible to have any sort of meaningful and nuanced conversation when two people are arguing over statements they each are treating as fact rather than opinion, as truths rather than beliefs.
It’s important to remember that each of us moves through this world with our own library of experiences and thoughts and predispositions and prejudices, and all of that forms our completely unique worldview. Once we acknowledge to ourselves and others when our statements are subjective, that they are based on our complex (and VALID) sum of experiences — then we can start to have an enlightening exchange of ideas where we all become richer for seeing the world through another person’s eyes.
It is with politics as it is with personal growth — YOU get to decide what you believe and you get to decide what advice is right for you. Remember, it’s all subjective anyway. 😉