An interesting scenario happened when I met these 2 guys. I think the last time I met them was around 2-3 years ago. The 1st responded, "Wow, Subra is it you? You look so different. My God!, you changed a lot."
The 2nd responded, "Subra nice to meet you again, you look the same. you never change a bit".
2 ways of looking things : Positive and Negative
-The 1st guy wanted to make me happy by telling that I changed a lot and look more "matured", more intelligent", "more majestic".......I know you are getting jealous.-The 2nd guy wanted to make me feel that I am still as young as how I looked few years back.
- The 1st guy intended to tell me that I changed from being a good guy earlier days and now I look pretty messed up.
-The 2nd guy intended to tell me that I never changed and still behave clumsy the same way I did a few years back.
Now , for the actual impact of the 2 contrasting comments - all depends on how I want to interpret. I chose to take it positively. I am a changed person - by look and thinking, at the same time, I am a person who did not change - by my good character and jolly good behaviour.
How the other person interpret seems to be lost in my analysis. I was happy for many reasons on that day:-
- it was Deepavali time
- I met long lost friends
- both had opinions on me
- and I see both opinions to be positive about me.
I am happy and I am sure my day will be great throughout.
There are always many ways of looking at things : Positive and Negative, but you can choose only 1, choose wisely.