Two Sides to Every Coin
My mother has always been the arbitrator during the innumerous fights I have had with my brother. Like me, I am sure most of you have at some time or the other run to one of your parents with a complaint about a friend or a sibling. If you have, I am sure you have also felt let down when your complaint was brushed aside with a brusque, “Let me hear his story first, there are always two sides to a coin”.
What does “two sides to a coin” mean? Normally we tend to look at things and situations from only one perspective, our own. Quite like the half-filled glass of water, which one can think of as either half empty or half full! The way we look at that glass of water will decide our stand but is important to remember that both perceptions arc right in their own way.
Similarly, when in an argument or fight it is natural to think that you been wronged and feel slighted. At such a time, it might help to pause for a minute and remember the proverbial half-filled glass of water. You just might find yourself looking at the other side of the coin!