There are two sides to most things, well some things have a few more, but I’m not referring to a cube, more the interactions between people.

Yet if we react in a defensive or aggressive way, we cloud any assessment and simply see only our own side. We often engage our limbic ‘chimp’ brain and use one of the ‘f’s, fight.

However, a very brief moment of pause and reflection allows you to see the other side.

It’s like taking a patch off an eye to see the whole picture.

Life is totally different when you can see the full the picture.

Our side might or might not be right, but who can tell with only one perspective?

Take a walk in the other person’s shoes.

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Published by Philip Dodson