Wednesday, January 18, 2006

!! Interpretations !!

The teacher just draws a circular shape on the blackboard. She turns back to the students. "So, children, look at the shape on the board and write down what u r thinkin this would be".
After the assignement dictated, most of the students write down what they thought of the shape. "Roll No. 13, tell me what u have wrote?" Teacher, as in her usual style of calling random numbers to answer so that everybody pays attention to the class. " Ma'm, I think its a football u want to draw there." came the answer from 13. She kept on calling the numbers and students replied with different answers hardly matching answers for the same question. Same shot back as the shape is of a Sun, Moon, ball, Earth, waterlemon, Bangle and what not? Too many interepretations of the same object.

This is the way our thought process is. Everybody think so differently than the other. Irrespective of being the same object, everybody's interpretation for the same varied a lot. Sometimes, we want to say one thing, the other person gets another thing and when it is been told to someone else, he/she interprets it in different way!! So, how should we strike a balance between all this? How come be sure to understand what the other person exactly want to convey? Question back asking "Is this what you mean?". 
Are there any better ways to get the clarifications for your interpretations? OR is it just mutual understanding between the two or amongst the group which will get what you meant to say !!

The human mind is so complex and thinks so differently and uniquely. Our though process is what constituets for our attitude, our character. Some ppl always think negatively some positively. If you do a favor to someone , he/she will think "Why the hell this chap helped me, must be having some bad intentions or does he want to be frendly with me?". Particularly, girls have these negative thinking a lot. If you offer her a seat in a busy city bus, she will sit first and keep on thinking of "Why he offered me a sit?" for the rest of the journey irrespective of whether the otehr person din't had any intentions of the same. Just a small example though.

Even I dunno, how u ppl gonna interpret this after reading this but lemme be sure of what I want to say, that everybody is so different and unique that everybodys thoughts and interpretation of the same thing could be different. If you are thinking that somebodys actions/talks hurt you, that person might have not intended the same. So, better be positive and try to interpret in some other way for the same. As they say, always " Try to be in the others Shoe first before any say/action" !!!

Cheers.....


12 comments:

Athena said...

nice one!!

So, how should we strike a balance between all this? How come be sure to understand what the other person exactly want to convey?

no need of striking the balance as far as i have knwn, coz ur interpretation abt a thng is ur personal wish and thus helps in picturizing ur character in frnt of others!!! i thnk the interpretation differnce can b considered as one of the contributors of the fact tht ppl with different characters exists :))))

Try to be in the others Shoe first before any say/action" !!!

agar hamesha hi dusron ke jhooton main rahoge toh woh bechare jhoote ke kahan bhatkenge :D:PPPP waise its possible sometimes not everytime, but its true!! :)))

Siege Perilous said...

i thnk the interpretation differnce can b considered as one of the contributors of the fact tht ppl with different characters exists :))))

Very well said !!
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and U should always feel how it hurts to be in others shoes and not sometime!! But, if ur hurting others purposefully, den no need to do this excercise.

arpz said...

this reminds me of the Developmental Program for 2006 that me and mgr discussed for me ! "think how u want to be percieved by people " etc etc ... in the context of a managerial position to which I had applied ! :p

Phoenix said...

extremely true.
very well put.

Voice said...

everybody think differently but what if everybody think in the same way. will the world will be better or worse. And if our biological composition is same why cant we think in same way :P. This weird things sometime compet me to think that no we think in the same way.. and to some extent we do too. but the world is so colorful and different colors are there becoz of our different interpretations :P

Siege Perilous said...

Arpz, Hmm !!

Taru, Thnx.

Bhav, we all are different though same biological composition. So are diff thought processes, diff tastes, diff likes/dislikes, diff feelings. This diff. is very well needed to keep us alive !!

Voice said...

but siege...from where comes the difference. ishpe bhi gaur farmayein :P

Siege Perilous said...

ab mujhe usaka biological view to nahi pata...
but thinking of a person lotsa depends on our hereditary traits/surroundings/and may be some other unknow(to me) factors !!
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Ansh said...

hmm interesting !

Anonymous said...

hi samya u r right
everyone interprets a same thing in different ways.

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