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    order vs perspective

    Dear friends...

    Could you shed some light on this?

    How to put things into order.
    How to put things into perspective.

    What's the difference between them?

    Many thanks

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    Re: order vs perspective

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    How to put things into order.
    This means to place items in their correct positions eg look at this list of numbers : 3, 5, 4, 6, 1, 2. Can you put them into numerical order?
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    How to put things into perspective.
    This means to look at a situation and understand what is, for example, serious and what is not. Read this dialogue:

    Mother: Oh no! Our son has failed his exam. Failed! A failure.
    Father: Calm down.
    Mother: But he's a failure.
    Father: Look. Let's put things into perspective. He failed his exam but it's not that serious. After all, he's only five years old.

    I hope this helps.
    Stephen
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