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Need an idiom that connotes the idea of seeing something in a way you've never seen it before. Something along the lines of "shining a new light on an old [something]" or "seeing an old [object] through a new lense". Or maybe even something that communicates the idea of appreciating something about a thing/person you never appreciated. Mainly though I want something that puts emphasis on the fact that you've been "looking at it wrong" the entire time.

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You can look at something with a new perspective:

the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance.

(M-W)

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