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The Way We Are

There is a legend about a wise man who was sitting outside his village.

A traveler came up and asked him, “What kind of people live in this village, because I am looking to move from my present one?”

The wise man asked, “What kind of people live where you want to move from?” The man said, “They are mean, cruel, rude.” The wise man replied, “The same kind of people live in this village too.”

After some time another traveler came by and asked the same question and the wise man asked him, “What kind of people live where you want to move from?” And the traveler replied, “The people are very kind, courteous, polite and good.” The wise man said, “You will find the same kind of people here too.”

What is the moral of the story?

Generally we see the world not the way it is but the way we are. Most of the time, other people’s behavior is a reaction to our own.

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  1. Shammi
    October 23, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    We put on tainted glasses and then say that the world is black. We have to look within

  2. October 24, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    @ Shammi – Yes all the solutions are within us, we must go deep within 🙂

  3. pinky
    October 24, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    true rajiv…Nice one…

  4. October 24, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    @ Pinky – Thanks dear 🙂

  5. s.m.abbhi
    October 25, 2010 at 2:28 am

    simply true

  6. Rui Melo
    October 25, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Exacto… SABENDO O QUE SOMOS VEMO-nos nos outros da mesma maneira. Como sempre achamos sempre que as respostas vêm do outros em vez de tomarmos consciência de que mais de 50% da resposta já existe dentro de nós…. ou melhor mais de 50 % ouvimo-las dentro daquilo que queremos ouvir.

  7. dhriti
    October 25, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    very true! 🙂

  8. October 25, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    @ Abbhi – Thanks brother 🙂
    @ Rui Melo – Pois muitas vezes pensamos que a culpa é sempre dos outros, e nossa percepção das coisas são sempre assertivas, e é la que estamos enganados 🙂

    @ Dhriti – Thanks dear 🙂

  9. Bijal
    October 26, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Completely agree…our own attitude counts a lot..

  10. Nik
    November 20, 2010 at 8:36 am

    very true…Raj

  11. November 21, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    @ Bijal – True, fully agree 🙂
    @ Nik – Thanks dear 🙂

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