Two Sides Of A Coin

by Genjourist Shikhar Misra



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DESIRE Vs EXPECTATIONS

Once, Akbar, the great Mughal emperor was given a written note by his advisor, Birbal in the court where which read, “It will not last long.” Akbar read the note and was taken aback by the wittiness of his fellow advisor.

When he was thrilled or was in sorrow he would read the note aloud, which helped him survive during his tough times.

Pain and pleasure, desire and expectations, cheerfulness and sorrow and to name a few are just two sides of the same coin. ‘Nothing lasts long’ and ‘time heals everything’ are just the subparts of the big picture of the two sided theory. Theory of relativity holds true even in real life day to day activities.

When we are happy we never compare it with sadness, just enjoy it. Cherish the moment. Greed for more. And then time passes. Sun goes down and the night comes up. Sorrow, sadness, the feeling of loneliness, etc. creep along.

People say happiness and sorrow are two sides of the coin of life. But we miss the actual picture that the two sides once separated, have the same area and occupy the same space.

A famous line goes like this:

“Never ever try to judge someone by the opinion of others.”


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