Perspective is the key to mutual understanding. However it is something completely incapable in humans. As much as we try to understand each other, we will always see things differently. Two people looking at the same work of art will never see it exactly the same. Such is the same with lives. Sometimes the differences stack on top of each other causing conflict. Never assume you know what someones going through. Never assume you know how to fix someones problems. What you see, and what they see can be vastly different.
Does that mean we should not try? No I don’t think it does. We may never truly understand but trying is fundamental to creating connections between people. By trying to see the world from the eyes of another you may discover brand new worlds to explore.