Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Other Side


Sometime back I was in a situation and a few thoughts emerged…

Comparison and dissatisfaction are part of our life. With it brings a look out for different options than the current. Then we strive, think about it day and night, grudge about the present circumstances, swear names. We dream about the objective, find ways to achieve it. We work really hard for our objective. But very commonly it may happen that once you achieve it, it may lose it’s importance as if it never mattered or once you get on the grounds of the other side you start seeing the positive aspects of the current. It isn’t that bad, you think. Off course, this may not be the case with everything and everyone, but it’s not unusual too. 

The proverb ‘The grass is always greener on the other side’ is much true and so is the fascination for the road less travelled. Most often we are aware of the negative aspects of our objective subconsciously but still the drive for it is so strong that the issues appear minor, we blindfold ourselves and run behind it coz the grass on the other side looks more promising.

But I have noticed that we can actually weigh the situation or an objective correctly and practically on the scales only when we are aware and have been on both the sides, otherwise our decisions are always unguided and partial. Maybe that’s why they say ‘Experience matters’. Even a third person who isn’t in the situation cannot do justice many a times, he may give a practical advise, but he may not be in the same emotional front as we are. We can listen to everyone but the decision has to be taken solely by ourselves.

Actually, it’s a simple rule but still almost everyone falls into this trap, maybe coz we are humans and this is the way life works. We make choices, right and wrong, and then we learn, we gain experience.

Change is inevitable part of life. Today we are satisfied, tomorrow we may not be. Comparisons begin and we start for a same journey, yet again…


  1. Very true...:)

    But sometimes,maybe this comparison and dissatisfaction actually helps us to progress,doesn't it?

  2. Yes...off course...without dissatisfaction we wouldn't move ahead and stay just where we are, for years..
    But i am trying to accentuate on decision making. When we make decisions mostly we get carried away.

    Thanks for reading and commenting.

  3. I feel that beginnings are always difficult. Even an aim, or ambition. Its a tough track, because it is our first time. After that, when we have grown through that objective, it seems trivial at that point of time. And the next task seems huge, because it is yet to be tamed.

    Nice post.

    Blasphemous Aesthete

  4. @Blasphemous Asthete
    YEs...and the process is continous.. Life comes to a full circle


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