What’s your theory?

Galileo Galilei has been called the father of modern observational astronomy.
He revolutionized the way we look at the stars.
In the early 1600s, he turned his telescope toward the heavens.
And discovered mountains on the moon.
Spots on the sun.
And moons orbiting Jupiter.
But he mistook Saturn’s rings for planets.
He saw “three stars.”
Because his perception was flawed, out of focus.
But that wasn’t his biggest problem.
Einstein said, “It is the theory that decides what can be observed.”
Galileo didn’t have a theory that included rings around planets.
And so despite his brilliance and burning desire to understand.
He simply couldn’t see them.
The same is true of you and your work.
Your perspective of the world is imperfect.
Your immediate, personal point of view narrows it.
And so you miss fundamental changes taking place.
Right before your eyes.
So yes, change your magnification.
Zoom in, pull back.
But it’s the theory that allows you to see.
Especially what’s changing and what needs to be done.
Do you have a theory?
One which explains people’s motivations and choices?
And if you’re thinking, “What the hell is this guy talking about?”
You don’t.