Thursday, November 8, 2012

There are always two sides

 Over the past couple months a lot has been going on with me in multiple areas: personally, academics, and student involvement on-campus, as well as with work. In the beginning things felt unmanageable, however, after talking things through with close friends and family I realized the situations I was and am currently going through aren't the end of the world. There are options and sometimes when things happen, in the moment it may seem as though there is no hope and the future is bleak. That is not always the case. Sometimes if one takes a step back (which is extremely difficult in the moment) it can be seen that there are better things available that will help one grow. I think of how a mother eagle will nudge her babies out of the nest so they will learn to fly. She is there to catch them if needed, but continues to nudge them out until they learn. Humans are the same, sometimes we need a nudge for something to happen for us to grow and learn new things. In a way this helps people get out of their comfort zone.
Another thing I have learned over time and my many years is to never forget that in certain situations one should never assume or go off of what one person says. Always remember there are two sides to every incident and it is best to talk with both parties. This has happened to me on more than one occasion; which is very irritating knowing that people you at one time thought were friends or trusted colleagues. All of a sudden based on one person’s statement of an incident they turn around and shun the other individual without asking them their side of what took place. Unfortunately this happens all too often and I can only hope and encourage that if one is ever in this situation, that one would talk with both parties and not just assume what one person is saying is completely accurate.
Until next time!
Joey McIntosh
“This is an assumption but a very serious assumption.” – Alex Gilady

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