Thursday, January 23, 2014

from the other side

once a very wise woman sitting in front of me wrote number '9' on a piece of paper lying on the table. she asked me what number it was. i could see it was a clear nine. but then i stood up and saw the same number from her side - yes, it was a '6' as you may have guessed. 

this small exercise made me realize quiet a big thing. one and the same question may have two right answers. one and the same situation may have absolutely opposite views on it, and in a way, both correct. 

but it is so hard to apply this experience to other life situations. it is so hard to look at the problem with the eyes of another person. to be objective, drama-less and calm-hearted. the one thing i have learned is that we don't see things as they are, we see them as we are -  just like another wise woman has said. 

dedicating this post to my friend, it may apply to some of you, who in hard times of arguments may remember what i have written here and stand up, cross the line and look at the number on the table from the other side. 

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