Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Three fingers back at you

When you point a finger, there are three fingers pointing back at you. This saying forms one of the early lessons against complaining. It also tells you to re-evaluate the situation from a different perspective. What did Jesus say on this topic? "So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her." Nobody is perfect. There is always room for improvement. This constant yearning to become a better person forms the crux of the narrative today.

My friend was going through articles on relationship advice. I understand his predicament. It 's hard to understand the fairer sex. They think something and say something else. Now that I have let the cat out of the bag, I wonder if this is the reason which makes women better managers. They can drop subtle and obvious hints which can be used to motivate people. Unfortuthese hints which could be a motivating factor was not working well in my friend's case. So he was going through the various articles on the topic when he came across on an interesting one.

The title jumped out of the page to catch his attention. It sounded perfect antidote for the recent showdown. So he started reading it. The article contains ten subheadings. As he went through the first two, he couldn't believe his luck. So he bookmarked the page and read the rest. After reading the whole article, he deleted the bookmark and decided against sharing it with his wife. At this point, I was curious and couldn't contain myself. So I asked why didn't he share the article. He explained with a sheepish grin. The rest of the eight subheadings sounded like him. Apparently, he has to work on the relationship more than his wife. So, what did I tell you about the fingers pointing at yourself while complaining?



Photo Courtesy: US Embassy New Delhi

Tags: Musings, Relationship

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