From the right distance, you can see a thing whole and in its every detail. In fact, if you want to solve a problem effectively, you’ll want to put the right amount of distance between yourself and the problem you’re trying to solve.
Sometimes you get the illusion that you’re seeing the thing whole, when in fact you are only seeing the parts you can recognize while being blind to the rest. That is called ignorance, quite the opposite of distance.
Gain distance by acquiring different perspectives until you can clearly see the solution, spot ignorance by measuring how strong is your impulse to resist it.