The Other Side of the Line

Today I want to talk about the other side of the story. Whenever you indulge in an argument and/or fight with somebody you can only see your side of the story, you do not know what is happening on the other side of the line and quite frankly are not even interested to know.

Some past experiences in my life have forced me to accept how flawed and self destructive this attitude can be. More than often it occurs that a mountain is made out of a molehill because of the over due influence of people involved in the argument. It is more of a misunderstanding than difference of opinions, we do not want to give any benefit of doubt to the other person. How dare he hurt me-let-me- hurt-him-more-attitude often brings down both sides.

There is a very apt saying that  ”Before you go out to seek revenge , it is best to dig two graves” , revenge is a self destructive force which brings down everybody who is involved directly or indirectly.

We live in a self contained, egotistical and overly dramatic era. Virtues like compassion and sympathy are as rare as pearls on the beach. Take out some time and ponder how much of a true friend are you to others and how many did you leave behind just because of petty issues like jealousy, misunderstandings, ego and whatnot.

Hence, the next time you find yourself caught amidst another ego fight, keep calm and try to put your feet in the other person’s shoes. Life is too short to live with grudges. Human is an error prone mammal. Learn to forgive with open heart and have compassion for everyone. Karma will take care of the rest.

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