Monday, January 15, 2007

typo | perspective

Don't skip past this just because it looks weird. Believe it or notyou can read it!I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht Iwas rdanieg The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnigto rscheearch taem at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn'tmttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olnyiprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in therghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitllraed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mniddeos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as awlohe. Such a cdonition is arppoiately cllaed Typoglycemia.Amzanig huh? Yaeh and yuo awlyas thought slpeling wasipmorant. Thanks Jared for forwarding this to me.

Here's what I walked away from this realizing. This is a great example of how people look at life. Some get real focused on the details. Their problems; their friends; their pet projects (their pets, for that matter), their jobs; their cars; their bank account and as a result, they behave in some rather irrational ways.

When you tried to read the paragraph above for the first time, maybe you tried to focus on the letters to see if there was some code or order to it. You couldn't read it. It wasn't until you "stepped back" in a manner of speaking and looked at the whole paragraph at once that the words began to lift off the page and become understandable. When we get so focused on the things in life we miss the meaning and purpose in life. Life should be lived with the "Big picture" in mind.

Those who follow Christ call it living in light of eternity. That's God's perspective and it should be ours too. If you want to talk more about how to do that, drop me a line or email.