A view from above

In ancient times, philosophers came up with a useful technique called “a view from above.” It goes like this: Imagine yourself perched on top of a high mountain. From there you look down into the plain below and see your fellows toiling away here or embroiled in petty disputes there. The idea was to extract yourself from the hubbub of life to gain a fresh perspective.

Something approaching this ideal can be found at Kibbutz Ein Zivan in the Golan Heights, where my wife and I headed for a weekend.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/A-view-from-above-467999

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