People often times find themselves looking down on people that are less fortunate then they are. It is really easy to attack people for their shortcomings without ever knowing all the situations that caused what you see before you. The homeless man on the corner becomes a bum that doesn't want to find a job and is only looking for a handout. The prostitute is a lazy, dumb girl that has no skills and no desire to get any. These are all downward looking views that don't add value to the other person, and also rob value from your life. Friends that have a habit of doing this often find themselves not having friends not very long, indeed they may even be alienated by their very families.
So what is the cure for being someone with nasal vision, they need to be shown how to look at things from the other perspective. People that look down their noses inherently believe that everyone and everything is less then they are. They tend to have a negative outlook on other people and their situations. But by getting them to come at it from another angle you force them to stop looking down and start looking up, the equivalent of getting off of their horse. Get them to see that maybe the stripper grew up on the streets, flunked out of school because know one cared enough to take her in or help her out. The first time she felt respected and loved was on the bed of her future pimp, and now she doesn't know how to access all the other options and avenues open to her. Everyone that see's her looks down at her and know one is will to share a little bit of help or offer a kind word. Now lets just say that you decide you want to help her get on her horse by offering simple kind words in passing that eventually turn into conversation and over time turns into you showing her a way out and lifting her to a new level. You just got off of your horse to help her onto her horse and there is no telling how she might be able to assist you down the line,
Lets say the homeless man is a war veteran that returned home to a mountain of aid that is available to him, but know knowledge of how to access it or even that it exist. Lets say he was a infantry man and the skills he has won't exactly transfer over to the civilian sector. Lets also say that he also gave up hope because his wife left him while he was fighting and he didn't find out until he came home. She took his son with her and he has no idea where she went or how to find her. Do you think that he is still a lazy bum looking for a handout or do you think he might be slightly depressed? How could you help him, how could you climb down off of your horse and help him get onto his?
At some point in all of our lives if we want to be someone of impact and influence we will have to learn how to climb down and lift people up. That person maybe a enemy, that person maybe a stranger, but if that person is in need and you can help, you not only help that pe