.....at least for today. Today, I'm dealing with a pixelated perspective - my own. One with such low resolution it's difficult to make out the whole picture. I've been playing with an idea for a project and realized I was distorting the entire objective by focusing on and enlarging only certain elements. I began to think about this and as usual, used a tech analogy, pixelate, as an overlay to explore further - no blaming my cyberself this time. Here's an explanation of pixelation from Techopedia.com. "Pixelation occurs when pixels are stretched to a point beyond their original size. This, in turn, causes the fuzziness or blurry section in an image. For a good quality image, pixelation must be avoided or minimized. Usage of high-resolution images is a technique used to contain pixelation."
I am absolutely determined to have a good quality finished project. With this in mind, I decided I needed to bring in some more picture elements or pixels to resolve more detail and get a clear megapixel view of my project. Sounded like a good plan. But then, I started thinking about pixelated perspectives in general. Seriously, look at the world around us. It's crazy. And it's hard not to fall into a pixelated perspective.
Surprisingly, I found falling into or blending with another perspective has a tech term counterpart. It's called pixel Interpolation. Howtogeek.com gives this definition, "The color of one pixel is blended into the next adjacent pixel at high levels of zoom." Again, I was determined not to think politics. Instead, as I shifted my thoughts, parenting and other relationships came to mind. We often connect and blend with someone because of their views, or take on another's perspective because of powerful influences, or in this case, "high levels of zoom." Cambridgeincolour.com had an addition to the definition, "Interpolation is an approximation, therefore an image will always lose some quality each time it is performed."
Without a question, I agree with this statement by Cambrigeincolour. Whenever we don't think for ourselves, or don't search ourselves for an authentic idea and simply take on another's perspective, or when we align with others to the point of losing our sense of self, we lose what is most valuable to each of us. We lose our unique position in the world from which no one else can view - our perspective.
Unexpectedly, beyond wandering around in my thoughts, restating tech definitions and ranting, I did come to a resolution. From my view, all pixels and perspectives are needed to avoid the fuzzy, blurred image we sometimes have of ourselves and our world. I hold to this value and to the search for and integration of High Resolution.
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