Monday, 31 August 2015

Two ways of looking at life...Worst or best day?

The next blog will an extended article that appears in the York Press this week. It will be about the different ways people look at life, based on an incident that happened earlier this month.

Is a glass half-empty or half full? Whatever the subject, there will be opposite opinions. Sometimes we can wonder whether people experienced the same event at the same time, such are differing reports. This is particularly relevant to siblings and their upbringing.

The piece below was on Facebook recently. It is a clever piece of writing that reflects how the same words can be read in two ways, with very different meanings. It is attributed to Chanie Gorkin. It may be original, it's difficult to know exactly with material published on the Internet.

But whatever the origins of the piece, it is thought-provoking and I hadn't seen anything like it before.

Worst Day Ever by Chanie Gorkin

Today was the absolute worst day ever
And don't try to convince me that
There's something good in every day
Because, when you take a closer look
The world is a pretty evil place.
Even if
Some goodness does shine through once in a while
Satisfaction and happiness don't last.
And it's not true that
It's all in the mind and heart
True happiness can be attained 
Only if one's surroundings are good
It's not true that good exists
I'm sure you can agree that
The reality
My attitude
It's all beyond my control
And you'll never in a million years hear me say
Today was a very good day.

Now read the passage again, but from the bottom to the top, the other way.

And see what I really feel about my day.



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