Where you are standing.
The sketch represented by this picture satirises the British class system. John Cleese, tall and sniffiness personified, represents the upper class; Ronnie Barker, of average height, represents the middle class and Ronnie Corbett, short in stature, represents the working class. Each, in turn, describes their social advantages and disadvantages, and contrasts them with their neighbours’, an effect emphasised by the actors’ relative heights as they look downwards or upwards to each other:
‘I look up to him because he is upper class, but I look down on him because he is lower class. I know my place. I get a pain in the neck when I look up’, etc.
How and what you see depends on where you are standing.
Where you stand determines what you see physically.
How you see depends on how your prejudices and biases affect your judgement.
If you are buying something that stimulates the visual senses you will look at it from different angles and you should do the same when you are making a decision. That, however, is not enough for decision-making, you need to look at things from the perspective of any other people involved.
You may already be well versed in the arts of empathy and truly believe that you have built it into your decision-making: but, ponder this.
We live in a three- dimensional world and we have to account for time.
We are all moving in time and so are the all the other people connected with your decision, and we all receive new information at different times and digest it differently.
Consequently, your decision-making will be based on judgements made from a snapshot at a particular moment in time. What you see and feel next time you revisit your decision will be different.
You can read more about this here.
Who said life was easy?