In November when I was in Milan with my family I was very exited to be home and I have found myself walking around the city looking at my childhood streets. I was surprised to see that not much had changed! The weather wasn’t great – foggy, wet and cold – however, I found myself in a strange state of peace.
I was in the same spot where I rode my first bicycle first bicycle , played Nascondino (Hide and Go Seek), fired a ridiculous amount of firecrackers, disassembled toys to build robots, heald bread and Nutella with my dirty hands…and it was soo peaceful and relaxed just thinking of those memories. I was looking at the past with new eyes, with a new filter, new glasses.
That same day while driving back home I heard on my favorite radio program Fabio Volo saying: “Le cose non si vedono per ciò che sono ma per ciò che sei” (You don’t see things for what they are, you see things for what you are.) and I realized how much truth there is in that statement. In everyday life, your coworker or friend’s attitude seems so annoying to you, however, the day after you may find that you love them for that very thing. On a bad day you look at a problem and see it as a huge roadblock, and on a good day you see it as a fun challenge. As Waine Dyer puts it, “The way you look at things change the way things are” (I’m seeing a future graphic opportunity here)
You don’t see things for what they are, you see things for what you are.