What do you see?
It is not the question, but the answer that varies from person to person and matters more. Though there are only two answers to this question, it helps us to know the outlook that person has on life and other things. The answer can be either “it is a picture of a glass half full” or “it is a picture of a glass half empty”.
If a person replies with “a glass half full”, we can deduce that the person is an optimist and always looks at the brighter side of things. On the other hand, if a person replies with “a glass half empty”, it can be deduced that the person is a pessimist and always looks at the negative side of things.
What I want to say through this post is that nobody’s life is smooth and perfect. Every person faces a problem of his own. But it is not the problems that we face as human beings that should matter to us. What should matter to us is the way we look at the problem. Every problem in this world has its own pros and cons, but we as humans tend to look at only the cons and keep on harping about the problem. What I suggest is that instead of harping about it, we should look at the pros of the problem and try to solve it. Maybe the problem that we are currently facing could be a blessing in disguise for us and could prove to be beneficial for us in the longer run.
Let me give you an example. Take the instance of a Monday morning when you are about to leave for office and it starts raining heavily. So heavily that you are unable to even step out of your house. The only solution that comes to your mind is to inform the office about you inability to come and then keep on cursing the sudden downpour for the rest of the day. What I suggest is that instead of cursing the rains you can do a lot of other things that you have missed on. Like catching up on your sleep as you couldn’t sleep properly for the past few days. Like going out and getting wet in the rain, and remembering the time when you along with your friends would get in the rains once upon a time. Like completing some pending household or official work that has been on your mind for quite some time now. If you look at the problem in a different manner, you’ll find umpteen number of ways to solve it.
I only want to say is that if there are problems, then why not try and solve them instead of harping about these problems. If there are pros and cons of a thing, why not look up for the pros instead of quarreling about the cons.
Lastly, if it is raining then why not wait for it to stop for the rare sight of a rainbow afterwards, instead of cursing the rains to stop you from going to work and miss the rare rainbow afterwards.
Problems are there and will keep on occurring, but it is the way to look at them that makes you a different person; and the world a better place.