What’s wrong with this picture?
Look closely, I’m sure you can find something.
With a trained eye and the right amount of propaganda and influence, we can find what’s wrong with this picture. Let’s fill in the background around the photo.
- Butter spätzle in mushroom sauce
- Oktoberfest half liter of bier (we could actually stop the list right now and call it a success … )
- Happy, smiling people
- Local German restaurant overflowing with atmosphere
- Pork loin wrapped in bacon (Could we just stop the list now, please?)
There’s nothing wrong with this photo and, in fact, there’s everything right about it. We’re with my mom and one of my oldest, closest friends.
But when we’re pushed or told or coerced or convinced to find something wrong or bad with something, we will look for it and chances are we’ll find it. To take it a step further, we might find something wrong where there is nothing wrong.
Is it not just all perspective? Someone will certainly find loads wrong with the photo, but I find nothing wrong with it and only everything right with it. We can argue all night and we might agree to disagree, but what I see as good and you see as bad is just a matter of how you frame your world.
There’s usually a choice. It’s usually yours.