Perspective is a state of mind that allows people to develop the good quality of being reasonable. Let’s use the example of an abandoned house in a well-to-do neighborhood. A person who lives in the neighborhood walks by the abandoned house and says, “Yuck, this old house is making the neighborhood look ugly. It should be demolished.” A visitor to the community walks by and says, “I’ve always wanted to live in this neighborhood. Maybe I can buy the house, fix it up and live here.” In this scenario, the two different perspectives are both legitimate, but this can only be seen through a willingness to see where the other person is coming from. In other words, see the situation from the other person’s point of view or perspective. Seeing things differently can help people be more sensible and it is this sensibility and reason that creates a civil society, good for all.