her perspective

Snippet caught walking down the street near my workplace:

Young woman: “Well, let me be clear, if you take my perspective to be true, then…”

Young man: [Nodding, dumbly — perhaps this was a new relationship] “Um, it’s not that it’s not true but…”

I felt like butting in and yelling…

“Your perspective can’t be true. Your perspective is your point of view or your mental outlook…..geez…”

I didn’t, of course, I just went numb and moved along.

So disturbing to see two young people (our future!) debating on the street without the benefit of vocabulary.

I blame television.

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