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Years ago a professor drew a small black dot on a big whiteboard. “What do you see?” he asked.

“A black dot,” everyone responded.

“But most of this board is the white space. Did you see it, too?”

Often I am reminded that we know just a touch of what there is to know, and that we often see a narrow view. We get so focused on one idea, one point of view, a shiny object, that all we see is the black dot.