Talk about perspective and you find quotes tossed around like confetti! Simply put, perspective matches one thing, situation or view against the other as end of the day, there are no absolutes in a universe so relative. I don’t pretend to know any more than the average person on the street, so I’ll refer to a quote practically everyone has heard, said and even felt one time or the other.
It is a well-worn cliche, the grass is always greener on the other side. At some point, we all have sighed and wished, if only we were a little taller, smarter, richer, better looking, we could have been this man or woman or say, if we were born in another place, had a different upbringing, exposed to an alternate lifestyle, received more chances, we could have done that! Although we can understand and appreciate the law of cause of effect, we often forget, in the true sense, there is no coincidence and that we consciously or unconsciously create every single circumstance in life….where we are or what we are today is not partly or entirely cause of genes, family or luck (that we have attracted as well) whether we choose to believe it or not.
It is interesting, on one hand Einstein said, ‘God does not play dice’ and on the other, ‘Coincidences are God’s way of remaining anonymous!’ This may sound contradictory but I suppose, he meant though the natural law is mathematical, good fortune is also what we earn, cause of our sincerity irrespective of whether we succeed or fail in our eyes or in front of others. In either case, notice the subtle but perfect balance of energy.
Beg to differ? No worries. I’m too busy growing my own grass, to notice yours…
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Bhaskar Dutta is a self-help author and IT specialist based in London.