Sculptor Jacques Lipchitz once said, "Cubism is like standing at a certain point on a mountain and looking around. If you go higher, things will look different; if you go lower, again they will look different. It is a point of view." With this in mind, describe a moment when your perspective changed.
It was a new environment, new culture, new tradition, new education and a new lifestyle; my perception when I moved to Qatar from Jordan and especially to the first boarding school in my life (QLA). I moved to this new country as an ignorant; the Qatari community is very much different than that of Jordan. The Qatari community is a multinational community with people from different backgrounds that I wasn't familiar with; students from the GCC, teachers from all over the world and boarding supervisors from the west. This new environment was far off my comfort zone, I wasn't ready for this change yet and this led to many conflicts with almost every member of the school's community.
In my case the school's community represented cubism, and I was looking at it from a point where things looked different from what I wanted to see. I had this point of view that the Jordanian community was much better and the Qatari community, especially the school's community, was a hopeless one. I was so lost into this point of view that the 'hopeless community' was the blame for all my conflicts to half way through the first semester. I was introduced to an image in my humanities class of a man with blindfolds only seeing a part of the bigger image he was supposed to be seeing, and that moment my perspective changed. It hit me, what if I was that man, the man that is not able to see the bigger point of view from this cubism.
At this point I decided to change my perspective towards this community. I wanted to see something different, what I wanted to see is not what I was looking for this time. Therefore I kept going higher with things looking bad and lower with things looking worst, then higher and lower again and again until I adapted, until I changed my perspective towards this community. After all, I found out that the Qatari community still shares so many values with the Jordanian community despite all their differences and backgrounds.