This is an example of how our perspective can change how we understand the world around us. There are a multitude of issues in our daily lives in which we could find we might see things differently if we would simply change our perspective.
One issue in particular, that is fraught with controversy, is immigration. We might assume that the solution to our nation’s immigration problems are simple. But, if we change our perspective and look at the issue from a different angle, we might discover things look much different than we first assumed.
You just might appreciate learning the immense value the foreign-born population has brought to our nation. And, the positive impact their continued presence contributes to the lifestyles many of us enjoy in this country.
For instance, did you know that 10 years ago, only 5% of workers on Wisconsin farms were immigrants? By 2008 that figure rose to 40%.
And, did you know that agriculture employers in Georgia reported $300 million losses in harvested perishable crops in 2011 because of worker shortages?
And, did you know that if the immigrant workforce was eliminated, that fruit production alone in the U.S. would plummet by anywhere from 30 – 60%? Think of what that would do to our grocery bills.
I don’t know about you but all of those figures make me say, “wow.”
We can’t limit our perspectives by only looking at things from one point of view. When we turn ideas over, looking at them from a variety of angles, it’s amazing how it changes our understanding of reality, just like those two airplanes that appear to be headed for disaster. Rest assured, things aren’t always as they first appear!
Have a great day!