Would you refuse to look through the glass
Galileo could not convince people to look through his glass.
In spite of my oft-repeated efforts and invitations, they have refused, with the obstinacy of a glutted adder, to look at the planets or the Moon or my glass [telescope]. — Galileo Galilei
Doctors took decades to realise that washing hands saved lives.
Part of the problem, says Tomes, was that people, “didn’t have that conception of themselves as sort of walking petri dishes”. And doctors were offended by the suggestion that they could be causing infections. “The majority of doctors in Vienna at this time were from middle- or upper-class families, and they thought of themselves as very clean people compared with the working-class poor. He was insulting them when he said their hands could be dirty.” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/18/keep-it-clean-the-surprising-130-year-history-of-handwashing
Sometimes, the work we are stewarding shatters worldviews, one’s sense of identity, or long-held beliefs.
Most people like to stay in the safe zone.
Would you refuse to look through the glass?
Photo Taken September 21st 2023