Daily Prompt: Landscape


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can_t_see_the_wood1ordpress’ challenge for today’s Daily Prompt is Landscape and they ask When you gaze out your window — real or figurative — do you see the forest first, or the trees?

So what do I see?  Well first you need to understand what the meaning of can’t see the wood for the trees.. and it means:

To be so concerned with specifics or details that the larger problem, situation or point is missed.

I like to think that I can see both the specifics and the larger problem.  I like to think I can see the good as well as the bad that is in our world.. along with sorting the wheat from the chaff.  And above all I like to think that I can find the solution to the problem.

I believe that if you become too bogged down in specifics you forget to look at the whole thing and that is when you can make errors of judgement..

And that error of judgement can have an impact on someone’s life.. especially if you have been very critical of them..  If you can’t see the whole picture and you concentrate on the things that you deem as specific then, as I have learnt the hard way, you are not being open-minded and looking objectively at a situation.

We each have different perspectives of things.. we each look on things in a different light and a different manner, but we must never forget that at times we don’t see the whole picture until it is too late.  People can be so blinded by specifics that they fail to see the major things.. that things that can make you see the whole bigger picture in a different light.

So hopefully, through experience and the mistakes I have made, I hope now that I am the type of person that can see the woods and the trees.

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. I like your explanation being into the detail and big picture is a big challenge. Thanks for the visit…

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    1. Bren says:

      Thank you for your comment

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  2. snosler says:

    Totally agree … wish others would see the trees and the forest at teh same time too 🙂 Anyway, just stopping in to see what others wrote about for the prompt – Cheers!

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    1. Bren says:

      I think sometimes people just don’t want to see the obvious, whether it is because it doesn’t fit into their thinking I don’t know.. but they will do whatever they can to ignore the obvious.

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  3. hopestrait says:

    Great view!!

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