For those of us that wear nearsighted glasses for our vision, there is a rather interesting thought experiment that you can conduct. Go to your rooftop, or balcony, or whatever point of observation that is accessible to you. Sit down, take off the glasses, and observe the world.
Watch the blurred reality as it slowly goes about its daily grind. If you’re as blind as I am, you’ll be able to recognize objects-man, car, dog- but won’t be able to see them in detail. You get a strange sense of numbness when you can’t differentiate things from one another. All these objects of our environment are going about doing their business, but when looked at from enough of a distance that you can’t recognize or tell them apart, the details seem almost trivial and inconsequential. You can see their ‘means’, as they go about this leg of the journey or that, but you can’t recognize the end.
Sometimes we get so caught up in the details that we forget the bigger picture. In our effort to navigate through life to the best of our abilities, we forget to live. Task A leads to Task B leads to Task C. We begin to worry about things that are tiny little parts of the grander scheme of things. We lose sight of the big picture. Sometimes, it makes sense to take off your glasses, forget the details, and look at life from a fuzzy, blurry perspective.