How often are you asked to be objective?
Particularly at work, we are often told that to do a good job, to make effective decisions and, in general, to see things as they really are, we must be objective.
To be objective means to be unbiased. When you’re objective about something, you have no personal feelings about it.
Is it really possible or are we just lying to ourselves?
To ask someone to be objective is the same as asking to avoid being human. How can we fully experience the world if we try to strip away or hide a large part of who we are?
Anytime we think we are making objective decisions we are just lying to ourselves. So, what if instead of trying in vain to be objective, we acknowledge our subjectivity?
Even more, we explore it. Through introspection, we shift our attention from the known to the knower, from the observed to the observer.
“We see the world not as it is, but as we are.” ― Anaïs Nin
If you struggle to get a sense of the reality in which you live, it may be worth to turn your focus inside.