xi Foreword As Far as the Eye May See Blanche Woolls If someone wants to get a full picture, it is better to widen one’s per- spective, to look as far as the eye may see. Eyes can be tricky. One measure of your eye’s accuracy can be done by machines in an ophthalmologist’s office to determine whether we have excellent 20/10 or maybe 20/20 vision. Those machines measure how well we see print and pictures and the outsides of people who come into our range of vision both up close and in the distance. But these machines don’t measure what we should really see because what we see is often filtered by what we have experienced along the way and what we have been taught, as well as the length of time we may have looked at a situation. We may think we have analyzed a situation accurately. However, we may be totally misinterpreting what our eyes seem to be viewing. We could have a 20/10 perspective in analyzing our immediate fami- lies because we have been around them so long and we think we know them so well and see them so clearly. We might think we have 20/20 vision with old friends because we have been with them over time. It’s after that when our immediate vision is likely to become less accurate. Do we see our co-workers with 20/30 or only 20/40 vision? What about our bosses? How accurately do we see our neighbors or the bus driver when we ride to work? Do we even look at the waiter who takes our order for lunch? We possibly do see our
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