Sunday, January 13, 2013

...two sides

How many times have we heard, "There are always two sides to every story?" Many times, I'm sure. It's sage advice. Advice that happens to be true, of course, but often forgotten. As we hear stories of things that happened to "so, and so" and "such and such", this sage advice isn't usually at the forefront of our minds.  But it should be. We should remember that each and every situation has two versions, and there is very rarely one truly innocent party. True, some may bear a greater amount of responsibility, but that doesn't mean each party isn't guilty of something. I recently have seen how forgetting this advice plays out in real life. It's not too pretty. In fact, it's quite ugly. But the fact of the matter is sometimes no matter how much you want to change things we (people) believe what we want to believe and see what we want to see. And nothing that anyone else says will ever change that!

OK so, now I'm off my soapbox!  

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