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Is Clarity Better Than Blurriness?

I had eye surgery the other day. Cataract, but a little tricky since my vision was – 26. If you are versed in refraction, you know that was bad. If you are not, let me just tell you it was bad.

So it’s been 4 days since my surgery. I never knew the world was so clearly defined. I always thought it was somewhat hazy and blurry, even with my contact lenses or my Magoo glasses on. But no, now I see that things are really clear.

Ah, but are they? And even more to the point, should they be?

When you are looking at street signs, yes, things should definitely be sharp and clear. I understand that better now. But when you are looking at events, problems, issues in the world, the clearer your vision, the “wronger” you may be……

Now you know I rarely write political posts. I try to keep my blood pressure under control. However, I will just say that thinking that you see everything absolutely clearly is a major problem when you are talking about political issues, and how to move the country forward.

Seeing everything clearly when you are trying to see who is waving to you down the street, is a blessing. A huge debt of gratitude is due to the brilliant medical community – researchers, inventors, and physicians.

Seeing everything “clearly” when you are discussing issues, is not always a blessing. Sometimes, a little blurriness makes you more open to the clarity/blurriness continuum of another person’s vision. And that could be very good.


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Margery Leveen Sher is an entrepreneur, writer and speaker with decades of experience as a work-life balance consultant for major corporations and government agencies.  Her latest start-up is The Did Ya Notice? Project

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Well said, CNO. This must be why I like the impressionists. Though I would add, to paraphrase George Orwell, that while all things are blurry, some things are less blurry than others.

February 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWally

Very clearly stated! To see or not to see that is the question...

February 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPh

At long last, an answer to our seemingly intractable political deadlock. Let's take away Congress' vison care policy. Of course, that would take a while; perhaps a good sharp stick in the eye would do the trick in time to save the US economy,

February 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersignmeupmagoo

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