Being able to see all sides of a conflict, or a problem, is an important step and precursor to resolving arguments and conflicts thus attaining some level of serenity. Having a closed mind and a one-sided view of scenarios is always a sure-fire way of becoming angry, frustrated, sad, and resentful. It wasn’t until I was able to focus on perspective that I was able to let go of the negative emotions I had acquired throughout my addiction to drugs and alcohol. Often times my ego and stubbornness would tell me I’m right to think, act, and feel that I was always right and the party I was in conflict with was always wrong. However, now I make it a priority to keep an open mind and to think of perspective as a means to resolving conflict and making peace.