Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Paradigm Shift - The Other Side of Life!

This is one of the mails that I received from my cousin and wanted to share with you all just for the joy of sharing. Please take your time and read this!

Imagine you're in London's HeathrowAirport. While you're waiting for your flight, you notice a kiosk selling shortbread cookies. You buy a box, put them in your traveling bag and then you patiently search for an available seat so you can sit down and enjoy your cookies. Finally you find a seat next to a gentleman. You reach down into your traveling bag and pull out your box of shortbread cookies. As you do so, you notice that the gentleman starts watching you intensely.

He stares as you open the box and his eyes follow your hand as you pick up the cookie and bring it to your mouth. Just then he reaches over and takes one of your cookies from the box, and eats it! You're more than a little surprised at this. Actually, you're at a loss for words. Not only does he take one cookie, but he alternates with you. For every one cookie you take, he takes one.

Now, what's your immediate impression of this guy? Crazy? Greedy? He's got some nerve! Can you imagine the words you might
use to describe this man to your associates back at the office? Meanwhile, you both continue eating the cookies until there's just one left. To your surprise, the man reaches over and takes it. But then he does something unexpected. He breaks it in half, and gives half to you. After he's finished with his half he gets up, and without a word, he leaves.

You think to yourself, "Did this really happen?" You're left sitting there dumbfounded and still hungry. So you go back
to the kiosk and buy another box of cookies. You then return to your seat and begin opening your new box of cookies when suddenly you glance down into your traveling bag. Sitting there in your bag is your original box of cookies.........still unopened?

Only then do you realize that when you reached down earlier, you had reached into the other man's bag, and grabbed his box
of cookies by mistake. Now what do you think of the man? Generous? Tolerant? You've just experienced a profound paradigm shift. You're seeing things from a new point of view.

Is it time to change your point of view?

Now, think of this story as it relates to your life. Seeing things from a new point of view can be very enlightening.

Think outside the box.

Don't settle for the status quo.

Be open to suggestions.

Things may not be what they seem.

Unless and until, one realizes about the fact, no one will change his or her view of thinking in spite of lot of external
factors.

Every Point has THREE Sides; Your Side, My Side and The Right Side.

To understand either the Other's Side or the Right Side, one needs to leave His Side.......... For after all

"This is life not heaven, you don't have to be perfect just being honest would do!!"
 
posted by Prasanna Parameswaran at 11:33 PM |


7 Comments:


At 12:06 AM, Blogger starry nights

Thanks for sharing this thought provoking post. there are three sides to every story..true.

 

At 4:02 AM, Blogger Mumbai Guy

Yeah I read this sometimes back. Very thought provoking story which we all should lead in life. Thanks for sharing.

 

At 8:29 AM, Blogger Keshi

**Be open to suggestions.

Thats just it. This is a great post!

Keshi.

 

At 11:31 PM, Blogger Syam

aakaaka gaaga (ithuku ellam artham ketka pidathu ithu randakka randakka maathiri)....

enna oru example....ithuvey wine shop bar la aduthavan oorukaai apdinnu irundha nalla irundhu irukum....

 

At 2:50 AM, Blogger priya

That was a nice post IA. I cudn't stop laughing when you said it was grabbed from someones bag. Oh boy... I will never do that.

 

At 3:10 AM, Blogger indianangel

Starry: Thx! Generally I dont intend to forward forwards:), but this was too goo so culdn't resist the temptation to share with all!
mumbaii guy, Keshi: Thx!
Syam! Cha super intha story neenga ezhudiyirukkanum evano madayan mundhikittan :)
Priya: Correction! It was not my statement it was some great thinker's(whoever wrote this) words ! :)

 

At 10:01 PM, Blogger Jeevan

What a nice guy he should be sharing his cookies with him with out tell its mine. Nice story should think!:)