Writing Prompt: Perspective
I had a heated argument with one of my friends a short time ago. She thought I was too emotional, I must think about my decision before I take any action.
This reminds me of a few lines of poetry written in my language i.e., Bengali by a poet : this is what he wrote,” A happy and contented mind,cannot ever understand a person whose circumstances are different. Until you face the same predicament,you will never understand the pain I am going through.(translation by me).
I am not sure she understood, she stayed away from discussing it.
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Thank you for sharing this post. A respectful understanding of others (empathy) is, as you point out here, a necessary ingredient of life, at least if we seek harmony.
All good wishes,
Thank you Robert. Some of my friends think they know more.
I always appreciate reading your comments.Thanks.
I agree with the words in that poem – we sometimes have to experience things before we can understand what it is really like.
Thank you Rainee,nice to hear from you.
I like reading your thoughts, thanks Rainee.
I believe, though we may empathise, we can never truly understand the experience of another, because everyone experiences things differently. I also think that our friends may offer us a different perspective, and sometimes we need it, but they should never tell us how to feel. Their job is to support us, challenge us, point out our mistakes if necessary, and when they cross a line – acknowledge it and move on.
Thanks for sharing
Thank you Mel I appreciate your comment.