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Magnifying Glass ~ 365 Photos Challenge #288

There is a proverb in the Indonesian language which reads, “Ants across the ocean can be seen, but elephants in front of the eyes are not visible.” Of course, the proverb is easy to understand, but to keep away from the perspective which insinuated by it is not as easy as saying it.

If someone is only seen negatively, that person must be frustrated, but actually, those who have that perspective also suffer. A perspective that is always and only able to see deficiencies or the bad side of others is a way that is detrimental to all parties, but especially also oneself because that way at least gives equal energy to make it exactly what we think. In the end, they will assume that they have bad luck because they only have all that is bad; family, relatives, friends, spouse, children, etc.

We know that in life, we must learn to see the good side of others. If you feel unhappy to see other people, it is actually because you do not understand they selves and only see a part of him, even using a magnifying glass to see the bad side, which causes concern for himself.

However, sometimes it is not us who feel unhappy to see other people, but because other people feel unhappy to see you. “What mistakes have I made?”, “What is my fault with him?” As time goes by, you begin to distance yourself from that person, not even greeting each other again. That’s just one example of how that perspective can be very detrimental.

This afternoon, my wife told me sadly because once again she was considered bad because she could not fulfill the expectations or desires of others – who were close to her, who had been asking for help from her many times since long ago – only because my wife was not healthy these days. With tears in her eyes, my wife said, “I will no longer care about her, will no longer help her.”

Ahhh… If people use a magnifying glass to see more of the positive side of others, the world must be more beautiful.

  • Question of

    Do you know someone with that perspective?

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    Do you stay away from that person?

    • Yes
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  1. The more things stay the same the more they change. While I believe in the reality of perceptions, I do work hard to remove mine from professional situations.

    I am not as able in personal relationships to do so. But I am trying!

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  2. It’s just to hard to please everyone, especially one who is hardly contented or appreciative.
    While it’s hard, it’s good to let go at times. It may be better for both sides.

    I’ve heard a song which says, “who has nothing better to do than using a magnifying glass to view the world? Don’t you feel tired?”

    For me, if I dislike someone, it’s hard to “undo” it.

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    • We really cannot please everyone, but obviously, there are people who tend only see things negatively, and that certainly causes many people to get hurt on one side and damage themselves mentally at once.

      It seems like the song’s lyrics are interesting …

      I can’t blame you on your way when you dislike someone, but in my wife’s case, she’s a forgiving person, if she gets upset and says “won’t care and help anymore”, it must only be her expression to let go of resentment.

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  3. I know what you mean since my beef with some people who are fictional characters in cartoons due to their wealth and power like to put down people that they disagree with in life. For example in the cartoons series “Miraculous Ladybug And Cat Noir” the character Chloe Bourgeois in my opinion is a bad person because she sneers down at her fellow students.

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