As kids, we were often fascinated to see our teachers outside the school premises. It is as if we didn’t think they had a life outside. What do they do, how do they speak, dress, and function?
Somewhere, this notion gets carried into our grown years, knowingly or unknowingly. And, most often then not, we end up seeing a person in line with their role towards us rather than an individual.
Interesting, isn’t it?
One of the workshops I had attended during my student years around soft skills, called out this one point explicitly. We should learn to see a person as a person. Not as someone superior or inferior or with an underlying notion or take their role as the basis. The intent was to say that this will make the communication cycle more efficient as you can relate to the person in the real sense, leading to a grounded conversation. This ideology brought a new perspective into my life and changed my engagement style for good.
A recent film I watched revived that memory, and I felt it was worth a share.
What’s the film?
Shakuntala Devi (A biopic on Shakuntala Devi, known as the human-computer)
Where can you watch it? (If you are interested)
Is this a sponsored post?
No, I just loved the message and wanted to share it. 🙂