Panoptic or Myopic?

Updated: Jul 5

I recently heard a comment that really stuck with me:

We see what we dare to see.


When I first heard this, I wasn’t exactly sure what the speaker was trying to convey, but then it hit me; our own optics limit or expand our respective views of the world. How positive or negative we tend to be – confidence versus pessimism, encouraging versus discouraging – all flow from our individual lenses.

We see what we dare to see!


The statement is profound in its simplicity. If we can’t or won’t “dare” to see a world without hate, poverty, and violence, it will not happen. Conversely, the only way to achieve the aforementioned is to “dare” to see it!

As we prepare to transition to a new year, I thought I would share a few things I am going to dare to see in 2020:

  1. A country that is no longer divided but is, in fact united in the fight against racism, poverty and violence;

  2. An industry that is no longer limited by jurisdictional lines and embraces change driven by cooperation and collaboration;

  3. A new generation of leadership that recognizes the value of those that stood before but is not shackled by their history;

  4. Two remaining victories for THE Ohio State Buckeyes as they are crowned National Champions!

Happy New Year!




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