“There are three classes of people;
Those who see.
Those whos see, when they are shown.
Those who do not see”.
-Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
This is an interesting quote to ponder. I was wondering how this could be applied to therapy in general. I would say all three types come to therapy at some point for different reasons. Those who see, may struggle with their knowingness, unable to feel others really understand, or they struggle when sharing their sights. Those who see, when they are shown often have many “aha” moments. Suddenly things begin to make sense to them in a way unlike before. And then there are those who do not see. They usually visit for a while, with no ability for insight or change. Non seers, are either unwilling or simply just unable to see. They for the most part, remain the same.
All three types vary in their own personal abilities and mingle equally in a variety of socioeconomic and ethnicity groups.
This quote offers yet another model for “seeing” the world.