Seeing things from a different angle may lead us to enlightening results

The way our brain decodes all stimuli to help us understand the world can be easily fooled. Things are not really what we think they are. They are what we interpret. And interpretation depends on many aspects like the angle we see things and mental models.

A clear example is optical illusion. Discussed more than 2,500 years, it has been explored by masters like Vasarely and Michelangelo to fool our brains and lead us to the situations and understanding they wanted. They created unreal depth, sculptures following us with their marble eyes, still art concepts which seemed to be vibrating right in front of our eyes. They played with our brain, with the way they wanted us to interpret reality.

Another example is mental model. Depending on your experiences, fears, creativity, your thought process may lead you to a different understanding of a situation when compared to someone else facing the same situation. Like the half full or half empty glass, we may understand things differently depending on how we look at and read them.