I wonder “why this kolaveri di?” (Tamil expression for why this killing rage) Why there is chaos everywhere, why so much negativity and why do we ponder around freedom of expression when most of us fail to imbibe, understand and accept things as they are.
Being a medico I have lived with multiple choice questions for a long time (longer that I actually loved to) and they teach us just one thing…there’s only one right answer and the rest are all wrong. Most people live by this rule in their lives too. But PGI Chandigarh (Medical college that conducts own MCQ based entrance test) refuses to bow down to this monotony and they offer more than one right answer to each question. That’s it. EUREKA!!! Although such question are even tougher to answer but this is where the ray of hope is hiding. The simple truth that there can be more than one right answers for a given situation. But here also we fall prey to “भला उसकी धुलाई मेरी धुलाई से सफेद कैसे?” I mean the fight continues to decide who is more right…Pity.
So where does perspective fall in here. It simply means two people can see the same thin differently from where they are standing and more importantly they both may be right. There are some other expressions for this too like, walking in their shoes to understand their views and the other one which urges you to look at the other side of the coin too.
मेरे सही होने से, तेरा ग़लत होना ही सही,
ये धरती अम्बर सब तेरे, मेरा मन का कोना ही सही ||
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN: If you are a mathematics nerd, you would have appreciated that besides the flip side there’s a rim of the coin too. The small thickness which may be a minority in itself but still a side of the coin. Bye the way, I don’t know who said that there can only be a coin. This concept is easier to understand if you consider a ball in place of a coin. See, now there is no flip side but a possibility of innumerable sides. An endless combination of perspectives to the same given situation.
Being right is not everything,
Wrong is not always a bee sting,
My right may be your left,
If we stand together,
Both are right and no one is left,
We see the flip sides of a coin,
Forget to see the rim,
Dive deep into the possibilities,
Fail to traverse the brim,
If we consider each and all,
Doubts will clear and thou shall see,
The coin is actually a ball,
If we can accord this truth,
Peace will be in near sight,
Acknowledge this simple fact,
That we both can be right,
We both can be right…
May God bless us all…