DP Daily Prompt: Cousin It

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We all have that one eccentric relative who always says and does the strangest things. In your family who’s that person, and what is it that earned him that reputation?

My eccentric relative is my first cousin, he never seems to know how to behave in a large gathering. His passion is eating, he does not seem to know, basic courtesy, such as when food is served, he must wait for others to join in before he can dive into the food directly from the dish, he doesn’t have the know how that he must put the food in his plate before devouring it.

We were embarrassed by him a few times but he was completely unaware why we all disliked him.

We were convinced he was lacking the grey matter which we all  need to comprehend how things work. He’d take out his books in the middle of the afternoon and read as loud as was possible, yet when it was  time for results  the loud voice he used to study didn’t help him, he failed each time. I wonder was he trying to let us know he can read or what  compelled him to read so loud when no one paid  attention.

We always wanted to know why he failed repeatedly, and why he was doing so badly when it seemed he was studying diligently,  I think, perhaps this was  his way   to get attention, which the poor guy never got!

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365 Writing Prompts: Perspective

Think about something that drives you crazy. Now, think about something that makes you happy. Does it change your perspective on the former?

Albert Einstein said, “You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.”

I know Albert Einstein wanted us to change how we felt when we had the problem.My question is what if the problem still exists and I’m the only one who is prepared to change, What then, how can it be solved?

To understand ourselves, others, the world around me, I can change,  what about the others if they are stubborn and hold on to the grudge, how is my change going to help the situation?

There are things that make me happy e.g, kind friends who are ever ready to help in any circumstance.

It is completely different from the former, in the former I have someone who is always ready to stab me in the back regardless of how much energy I expend to smooth out things. It is clearly a very different scenario, it does not give me any hope that changing my perspective will  make me happy!

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