What does “gain a little perspective“ mean? Can I use this phrase in other situations as well?
To answer this question, I think it's important to break down some of the words to understand the phrase. You may already know this, but the word "gain" means to obtain; to get something. The word "perspective" means a point of view; a way of thinking. "Gain a little perspective" means to try learning about a different point of view. When you "gain perspective" of something, you are understanding a different opinion or belief. Ex: The Ted Talk video gave me a new perspective on life. Ex: Traveling to different countries helps gain different perspectives on ways of living.
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