Concepts

It is amazing when you compare the differences between several concepts that I thought were a little more “standardise” like “success”, “beauty”, “good”, “evil” and so on.

For some strange reason I always thought we all shared the same concepts on many subjects, like the notion of “good” for instance. It was years later when having to interact with people from different countries as a visitor and observer, that I had my first “cultural shock”.

So maybe the ideas are not that different, but our interpretations are. What my community considers a crime, a different culture considers it as something normal, even logical. Continue reading

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Perspective

-Could I be wrong? Am I a bad person, really?

He couldn’t understand why his mother saw him in such a way, she always criticises him all the time.

She was a very nice old lady, and had her own ideas on how people should behave. I don’t think she really thinks her son is a bad person at all.

Sometimes people give an “interpretation” to our behaviour.  They do not know the whole story; they cannot see the whole picture.  They only see a small fraction of it and from there, they interpret things. Continue reading