The Perspective Movement is a philosophical and social project. The idea started as a curiosity with the vast amount of knowledge that exists. A desire for insight developed and the original targets for providing that insight were University Professors. However, it proved difficult to accumulate the contact information for enough professors to make the project worthwhile.
Eventually, a realization hit: There are 7 billion people on this planet and every single one of them has a unique story. Who’s to say that the professors have the most interesting stories? And so the journey began…
Let’s meet with random people. Normal people. Weird people. Everyday people. Then, let’s ask them insightful questions to stimulate conversation and add structure to the project. Their answers will create a unique perception of the world. If, then, these perceptions are shared, maybe people can read them and develop a better understanding of the world around them or maybe even develop a better understanding of themselves.
The intent of The Perspective Movement is to open people’s minds and expose them to different ideas and beliefs. For example, I want an engineer to be able to read a post on an artist and develop a newfound respect for artists. Likewise, I want an artist to be able to read a post on an engineer and develop a newfound respect for engineers. I truly believe that majority of arguments spawn from a misunderstanding of perspectives. If we can all better understand each others’ perspectives, maybe we can encompass a new state of happiness.
The three questions that govern the meetings and give organization to this project are as follows:
1. What gives your life meaning? and/or What are you passionate about?
2. Describe a life changing experience.
3. What are your religious beliefs and why?
These three questions are not meant to restrict the meetings in any way. They are designed to facilitate conversation so that there is something interesting to write about each person interviewed.
If you would like to be a part of this project and live in Columbus, OH, email me. I would love to buy you a coffee in exchange for your answers to the above questions.
If you would like to be a part of this project and live outside of Columbus, OH, please email me and express your interest. Skype meetings are certainly possible!