Recently I found myself involved in a series of conversations, and these conversations, as usual, got me thinking. Today, I will share some of my thoughts with you!
So, a lot of those discussions, revolved around questions that had elements of “would you do this”, “is this acceptable to you” or “is this wrong” in them. And obviously, because we are all different, the opinions of everyone involved in the conversations varied.
This got me thinking, and in the midst of that, I remembered having a conversation with a guy about long distance relationships. The guy basically told me that, if I am not with a person as per the same physical vicinity, or at least an hour or two away from said person then my relationship isn’t really a relationship. LOL, I laughed, in my head, because I know wayyyy too many people that have had long distance relationships that have worked out perfectly fine. I mean sure, they have had their ups and downs, but that goes for every other relationship out there.
Now, I could go on to talk about all the perks of long distance relationships, but I think I’ll save that for another day!
I personally don’t see life as black and white. I don’t see life as an absolute left or right. Why? Well often times the views/opinions we have are based on past experiences or our upbringings or the societies we grew up in. However, those factors do not by default make our views and opinions law.
I have learnt that it’s very useful and helpful to keep an open mind when dealing with ANYONE, not just people from different countries and what not. I have also learnt that it is okay to disagree with someone, and more than that it’s okay to disagree without fighting or being hateful or malicious!
At the end of the day, what works for you may not work for someone else and that is perfectly okay. We are not all the same and we do not function best under the same circumstances. Therefore we should not expect the things that work for us to work for everyone. We are unique, and that uniqueness plays into the way we see things and handle situations…
As the saying goes…
“One mans’ food is another mans’ poison”
At the end of the day, today’s post is simply to remind everyone, that because something works or does not work for you does not make it any less real or false for someone else. And when you find yourself with people with different backgrounds, always be willing to listen to them and what they have to say. Don’t be so quick to shut them down or dismiss the things they believe in. Who knows, it might turn out that their views might make more sense than yours!
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