Fish in the fishbowl
It's true that sometimes we can get caught up in our own limited perspectives and forget about the larger world around us. Viewing our existence as fish in a fishbowl emphasizes the idea of living in a confined space with limited resources, where competition for those resources becomes intense.
However, expanding our outlook and considering the vastness of the ocean reminds us that there is an abundance of opportunities, resources, and connections available to us. Instead of competing against each other in a confined space, we can choose to embrace cooperation, collaboration, and empathy, recognizing that we all share this larger world.
By working together, we can create a better world that benefits everyone. This can involve fostering understanding, promoting inclusivity, supporting sustainable practices, and striving for social justice. It's about realizing that our collective well-being is interconnected and that by lifting others up, we ultimately uplift ourselves.
Turning this concept into a picture can be a powerful representation of the idea. It can serve as a visual reminder to see beyond the limitations of our immediate surroundings and to envision a world where we live together harmoniously, like fish in the sea.
Myungja Anna Koh